Living Faith

January 14, 2024
Faith in God is not a box you check at one point in your life. It’s not bare intellectual assent to the truths of the Christian faith. James writes to…

The Sin of Partiality

January 7, 2024
When you think of a faithful and thriving church, what comes to mind? Churches elevate youth programs, liturgy, mission, education, outreach to the poor, doctrinal maturity, music and many other…

Doing the Word

December 17, 2023
Faith drives faithfulness, and so those who trust in Christ are called to act on what they believe. James the son of thunder listened carefully to Jesus who warned His…

Hearing & Speaking

December 10, 2023
James tells the scattered brethren to count it all joy when facing all kinds of trials knowing they’ll receive the crown of life when it’s over. But believers are not…

Trials & Triumph

November 26, 2023
People easily fall into one of two opposite errors when suffering. The first distances God from what is going on: perhaps He doesn’t know or doesn’t care or doesn’t exist.…

Rich & Poor

November 19, 2023
James doesn’t waste any time telling the brethren what things they will need to count all joy. Even though we are the most prosperous nation in history, we worry about…

Count It All Joy

November 12, 2023
The twelve tribes scattered in the diaspora faced loss of liberty, property, and sometimes life. In this they followed in the footsteps of Jesus who for the joy that was…

Introduction to James

November 5, 2023
Packed with practical instruction, the book of James was written to Jewish Christians scattered and facing persecution in the early church. James has been called the Proverbs of the New…

Wield the Tongue

July 25, 2021
Sermon from guest preacher, Andrew Becham, of Redeemer Church, Lynwood, WA.