Making plans for 2023 gives us an opportunity to peak behind the curtains of our heart to see what we think about God. It also helps us see Jesus as the ultimate person who surrenders all to the Father’s control as the ultimate act of trust about what is coming.
One moment we praise our God and the next we tell our loved ones to shut up! Why? Lead Pastor Ray Galea opens up James 3 as we consider how we use our words.
Bible Text: James 5:7-20 | Preacher: Mark Boyley | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | What does James 5 promise about healing from sickness? How is sin related to sickness? What resources does God give us for life in these 'last days' where we experience sickness and trouble?
Bible Text: James 4:13 - 5:6 | Preacher: Dan Lee | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | James continues his no-nonsense approach to the difference Jesus makes in the life of a believer. This time he specifically addresses those who make plans and use their wealth without God in the picture.
Bible Text: James 4:1-12 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | One of the most important questions in life is "What causes fights and quarrels?" James gives a series of surprising answers that may shock the reader. We not only find that the problem begins within there is grace awaiting each of us. Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Bible Text: James 3:1-18 | Preacher: Steve Wakeford | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | James 3 - ‘that thing none of us gets right consistently.’
Bible Text: James 3:1-18 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | Though our tongue is so small its impact can shape our eternal destiny.
Words matter and while we may never fully tame the tongue it is expected that we speak words that give life.
Bible Text: James 2:14-26 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | Faith without works is not unhealthy, or dangerous, it's dead. While faith alone saves the faith that saves is never alone.
Our good works are never the grounds of salvation but they are the fruit and the evidence that we have a living faith.
Bible Text: James 2:1-13 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: James – Real Life Real Faith | Jesus alone is the glorious Judge. As a result we are forbidden to show favouritism. It poisons our church's health and destroys diversity.