Contributed on Sep 21, 2015
How doe we handle trials?
Let’s start by opening our Bulletins and note our focus here on a Sunday morning: we worship God with our singing; we worship God with our prayers; we worship God with our giving; and we worship God with His words from the Bible. We start a new message series today with the Letter by ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2016
We are to help one another in not wandering from truth
We finish today our study of the Letter by James. God spoke through James to give Christians practical instructions. Do you and I want to know how to live on earth while we wait for the return of Jesus Christ? This letter by James tells us how to handle trials, how to deal with temptations and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2016
Be patient, do not grumble, and do not swear!
Let us continue to worship our God by listening to what He has to say to Christians through James. Let us open our Bibles to James 5….. We will come back to v1-6 next week. In preparation for Communion, let us look today at v7-12. Read along with me James 5:7-12…. Let us first of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2015
What does it mean to love your neighbor?
We have been worshiping God with the Letter by James in the New Testament. The Letter was not only breathed out (inspired) by God, James knew Jesus Christ since he grew up with him in the family; Jesus was James older brother; their mother was Mary but of course Jesus was conceived by the Holy ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2015
If people are saved through faith, we must understand God's definition of faith!
If you look at the front of the Bulletin, our Scripture of the Week is Ephesians 2:8-9 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. God of course is talking about Christians ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2015
What does it mean to submit to God?
Next week we will celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ here on earth. We will praise with songs, His Word, and fellowship (you are all encouraged to bring food to share). We celebrate Christmas because about 2000 years ago God Jesus Christ became a human being, born in a lowly stable, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2015
Not even Christians can control their tongues!
How important is what we say to people? We noted several weeks ago that, Relationships are only as good as how we communicate! Not only are the actual words we say are important, how we say it can really make a difference right? Especially in the Filipino language; we need to be careful when we say ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2016
There are serious consequences in mishandling money!
Money is the root of all evil! True?? This is often misquoted! 1 Timothy 6:10 is the truth which states that the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil. We talked about this a few weeks ago from the end of James 4; money is a necessity for living; but the love of money, being money ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2015
If a Christian humbles himself/herself (depend on and trust in God’s grace), God will show favor!
Ever wonder about this question: If God already knew people were going to sin against Him, why did He create them?? Open your Bibles to James and look back briefly with me to James 1:16-17… God is self-sufficient! God existed sufficiently before humans! God has no need for anything or ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2015
What causes problems in the church?
Let us continue our worship of God by learning from the Letter by James. Open your Bibles to James Chapter 4…… We will focus on the first 3 verses this morning, but let us read v1-12….. Read along with me…. Let us note again that this letter is written to Christians. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 28, 2015
How do we deal with temptations which always creep into our lives?
We continue our study of the Letter by James in the New Testament. Last week we noted that no matter who that James was, God spoke though him. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness… 2 Timothy 3:16! We worship with God’s Word and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2015
Which type of wisdom is influencing us?
We Have learned so much from the Letter by James because they are truths from our Creator God! One of the most important truths we have noted is that we are to live by faith by actually taking actions based on our belief. Faith without deeds is dead. This morning, we will learn more about how to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2016
What is our attitude towards money?
Next Friday will be the start of a new year; 2016 years after the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth! About 2000 years ago, this is what life in America looked like…. Show picture… What has changed in 2000 years?? What has not changed in 2000 years?? Since the beginning ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2015
When communications fail, relationships will fail.
Let’s continue our worship of God by listening to what He has to say to Christians through James. Open your Bibles to James in the New Testament…. About 2000 years ago, God spoke through James to Christians persecuted in the MidEast. They were persecuted for their faith in Christ by ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2015
Is there a difference between moral filth and evil which we need to get rid of?
Let’s continue our worship of God by listening to His Words from James…. Last week we focused on the important actions of being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger because God desires for Christians to live righteously. We continue with a passage from James 1 to learn ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2015
christians must must keep a tight rein on their tongues
Let’s continue our worship of God by listening and learning more from James 1:19-27…. Read along with me…. God gives Christians instructions for 2 main reasons: God desires Christiana to live the right way (v20) and for Christians to be blessed (v25). We have noted to be quick to listen, slow to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2016
we have a lot of work to do with our prayer lives
Next week, we will wrap up our study of the Letter by James. Today we will learn more about prayer. But before we read our passage, let us define prayer. Turn briefly with me to Matthew 6…. Read along with me v5-13…. Based on Matthew 6:5-13, what is godly prayer?? • Not to ...read more