What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

Matthew and Taylor sit down to talk about worship.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

This week we get to talk about controlling the tongue.  Please read along with us in James 3:1-12. If you have ever had young children you quickly realize that the “little sponges” are hanging on every word that Mommy and Daddy say.  Children show you where your heart really is; they act as a mirror for our souls.  If we are quick to anger or say hurtful things, they mirror it.  At the same time we have all known Godly men and women who are slow to anger and abound in love, these wise believers set a wonderful example of bridling their tongues.

READ MORE


A fun look back at Kids Camp 2017 with Jill Vogel.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

This is a discussion with Erich Grunder about partiality, mercy, and colors.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


Works of Grace

This week we continue in James 2:14-26 on how works play out with our faith. Please read the passage along with us. This week may seem like a simple passage, culminating in the truth that faith without works is dead. However, there is a lot of rich theology and old testament references in this passage. It is important to remember Jesus’ words in John 15:1-5:

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing…”

READ MORE


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

This is an interview/testimony with Rob and Danielle Skaggs and their own amazing story of adoption.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

A discussion/look-back with Pastor Dan that dives into some of the realities of living out our faith when facing temptation in this life.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


Dan has mentioned that James is a “punchy” book and this section is no exception. Here we uncover the difference between relationship and religion and at the apex we learn what true religion is.

Read James 1:19-27.

Reflection Questions:

READ MORE


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

LISTEN TO AUDIO

This is a preview to what our Finding Joy In Jesus podcast is all about.

Hosted by: Mat Craig & Matthew McCleary

Audio Production by: Taylor Hodge & Mat Craig

Music by: www.bensound.com

LISTEN

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


We all face various forms of temptation throughout this life and this section gives us hope in the Word of Life.

Read James 1:12-18.

Reflection Questions:

  1. Verses 12-15 show the progression of sin that takes place. Read Psalm 1 – what correlations do you see between the passages? Notice the progression of Walk, Stand & Sit that Psalm 1:1 shows. Have you seen this progression in yourself or others? What does this passage show about worldly council versus Christian community? How do we avoid accidentally falling to temptation?

    READ MORE


What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? These words, from the book of James, call us to live out our faith. That is the focus of our summer series – ‘work it out’.

Video & Audio Clip by: MichaelJr.com

LISTEN TO AUDIO

We are excited to start our Summer series in James and hope that you will read along with us. Church history teaches us that James was most likely the brother of Jesus. James speaks in a direct manner teaching us about life: how to live, what to expect and how to react.  

Please read along with us in James 1:1-11.

READ MORE


Join the team as they spend a week together serving along side our partners, Torre Fuerte Church, in Ensenada, Mexico!

Paul begins this chapter with much of the same focus on his thankfulness in the Thessalonian church.  We see that the Thessalonians are still enduring trials and persecutions, but that they are enduring (1:4).  Paul also reminds the church of Christ’s return, and the judgment to come.

READ MORE


These are a reminder for us to pray for
LOVE & HOLINESS.
We’re excited about what God is doing!

READ MORE