"JAMES"

In this message series we walk verse-by-verse through James' letter--five chapters in five weeks. Taking this approach forces us to think about and deal with things that we might not address otherwise. Instead of picking and choosing what we want to study, we go wherever the text goes. Maybe there are times when you've approached Bible reading like a trip to the buffet. You fill your plate with the stuff that looks good--the stuff that’s easy to digest--but maybe there’s a whole bunch of other stuff that you skip over entirely. By taking the approach that we do in this series, we keep from doing that—from picking and choosing what we like and what we’d rather not deal with. We put every item on our plate that the book of James has to offer us and we consume the whole thing.

We hope you'll pull up a chair and join us! #JamesMCC

 

WEEK 1: "CHAPTER ONE"

Aaron McClary - August 6, 2017

The first chapter of the book of James carries some powerful messages for those following Jesus. Consider your troubles opportunities for great joy. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Don’t just listen to God’s word, do what it says. These are just a few examples found in the first 27 verses of James' letter. In this message, we explore each one together.

WEEK 2: "CHAPTER TWO"

Nathan Palmer - August 13, 2017

Does your faith need to be resuscitated? In chapter two James writes, "Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works." James 2:26 (NLT). All too often we fool ourselves into thinking that the rules don't apply to us--that we can be close to Jesus without it changing our lives too much. Chapter two paints a very different picture. If we're going to be with Christ in the future we've got to pursue being like Him now.

WEEK 3: "CHAPTER THREE"

Aaron McClary - August 20, 2017

Will your speech acquit or condemn you? If you were to be put on trial and the evidence for your guilt or innocence was the substance of your words to the people around you, would you be acquitted or condemned? Your words matter and you will be held accountable for them. But James is clear that you can’t tame your tongue on your own. And Jesus is clear that its His spirit in you that allows you to experience good fruit coming out of your life.

WEEK 4: "chapter four"

Aaron McClary - August 27, 2017

If there’s one thing that people around the world and throughout history have loved, its a good fight. There seems to be, in the human race, an inescapable attraction to violence—and you and I are as guilty of it as anyone else. But our appetite for conflict isn’t just limited to physical altercations and it isn’t just limited to the world “out there”—it all-too-often shows up within the walls of the church as well.

WEEK 5: "CHAPTER FIVE"

Aaron McClary - September 3, 2017