Reconsidering Your Comment

In recent years, the rise of our social media interaction has caused us to communicate very differently than ever before. People who are reserved to share certain things in person become emboldened online to the detriment of us all. It’s time to go the second mile in reconsidering your comment. 

Limiting Your Social Media

Social media has given us a unique opportunity to know and to be known. As with any tool, it can be used for noble pursuits or nebulous purposes. We must determine if social media is using us or are we using it. And if we are using it, for what purpose?

Engaging the Lesson Isn’t Enough

As your small group gathers, your lesson plan can include robust theology, interactive questions, thought-provoking activities, and memorable illustrations, but if it doesn’t translate to application, you are missing out. It’s time to go the second mile in experiencing intentional accountability.

Be Slow to Speak

People have always maintained different opinions on world issues, but, due to the rise of social media, everyone has an opportunity to broadcast and amplify their voices more than ever before. How can we endure the next few weeks in a tense election season? It’s time to go the 2nd mile in learning to be slow when speaking.

Are You Praying With Wrong Motives?

James warns believers that certain prayers will not be answered by God. Regardless of how eloquent the words that are used or how passionate the pleas may be, God has promised not to give what has been requested from Him. Those prayers that are spoken out of wrong motives will not be granted.

Doers of the Word

The Word Doers of the Word (James 1:22-25) Learning biblical information does not guarantee biblical transformation.  We must learn how to apply the Word of God into our lives. CONTEXT The early Church spread rapidly through the power of the gospel. The apostles wrote letters to clarify doctrine and practice to the growing Church. James, the brother of Jesus and

If the Lord Wills

Preached at North Greenville University – January 30, 2017 Sermon Notes Are you so worried about God’s will down the road that you are missing his will right in front of you? We can focus on the future so much that we neglect the present. You can be so concerned with God’s will then that you miss God’s will now.

Every Good and Perfect Gift

In the Book of James, the author teaches on the slippery slope concerning temptation and sin.  At the end of that section, he reminds believers about the greater nature of gifts given by God compared to the lesser value of offerings given by the world. Read James 1:17 and look for key words or phrases. Every generous act and every perfect

How to Cover a Multitude of Sins

I had the privilege a couple of weekends ago to preach in Kentucky for a DNOW that united 17 churches in the area.  After the main events for the group, I also got the privilege to preach at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY. The DNOW weekend focused on the Book of James, so I just decided to finish the

Doers of the Word

I recorded this mini-sermon for a university team to watch while they were on the road.  I pray it is a blessing to you. James 1:22-25 teaches that we are not to be merely hearers of the Word but doers of the Word.