"You can't just say it to necessarily make it so" is the message of James 2:14-26 when he claims a personal pronouncement of one's Christian faith needs some corroborating evidence. The acid test of a genuine faith is ample evidence of a changed life. That is not to say that we are justified by faith ..
A Faith That Works, Part 11: Developing Christian Confidence
by Bill Hybels
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Imagine receiving a book on exercise from a friend. A month later your friend asks you if you've read the book. "Yes," you reply, "I wake up every morning and read huge portions of it. I've memorized much of it, and even get together with a group of folks every week to discuss it over pancakes and waffles." ..
A Faith That Works, Part 7: Doers and Hearers
by John Ortberg
This message helps answer three questions around the Christmas story in Luke 2: Why this city? Why these parents? Why at this time in human history? Obviously, God has every aspect of this miracle birth planned out in advance, and as we're provided more in-depth background information about the places ..
Advent, Part 4: The Christmas Story
by Steve Carter
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Many verses of Scripture provide us wise instruction dealing with financial matters and generosity and giving firstfruits back to the God who gave them to us originally. Psalm 112 speaks to the blessing that will follow those who are fearfully awestruck by God and who delight in his commands. This message ..
Awake My Soul, Part 3
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Back to the Battle, Part 1: The Battle
by Birmingham, AL MountainTop Community Church
Think about it: the God of the universe wants a word with you. As fully devoted followers of His son, Jesus, do we take His leadings seriously? He surely wants us to listen intently. And we should not only return the favor by listening to Him, but we should also act on his prompts. To get into the ..
Becoming Fully Devoted Followers, Part 3
In this message, we find that people, by human nature, are "clutchers more than relinquishers." That means we are more likely to scrape and claw, work and fret to get anywhere, to get ahead. Jesus was a relinquisher. He took a demotion to become human and a bond servant to all. He humbled himself ..
Becoming Fully Devoted Followers, Part 4
Toward the end of their forty-year desert journey, after spending a year at the Horeb mountain range, God told the Hebrew people they'd been at the mountain long enough and it was time to move on to the land he promised them. This message challenges us to name our mountain, that place where we're stuck ..
Can You Name Your Mountain?