If we knew that we’d be persecuted for our faith in Christ, I’d think that we should be certain what we believe about Jesus so that we could stand firmly amidst the storm. The Book of Hebrews provides just that by fortifying our faith in Jesus as our Prophet, our Priest, our King, and our God. Yes, he was just like us in our humanity, but he was so much more as God among us.
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Jesus said, that we don’t receive from God because we don’t ask and that when we do ask we ask it is often with wrong motives. James reminds us that God invites us to bring our prayers and concerns right before his throne with confidence believing that God will hear us and answer us in his time and his way…for the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective!
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The issue behind so many of our social problems is that we value the wisdom of the world over that which comes from God above. The world’s wisdom steeped in selfishness leads to quarrels and fights. Whereas God’s wisdom brings love, peace, and joy. James tells us that if we need wisdom, that we should ask God, and God will give it to us generously.
The Apostle James tells us that a faith without deeds is dead. It’s not that we can earn God’s love by what we do. No! The Gospel is clear that God loves his children regardless of what we do or don’t do. But James doesn’t mince words when he tells us that good deeds done in Jesus’ spirit authenticate the faith that one professes to have. Without those deeds, our faith simply cannot grow and have the impact in the w
As Christians we are not immune to trials common to all humankind. How we respond to these trials, however, is what sets us apart from those without hope. The Gospel encourages us to choose joy because we know that God uses our trials to form Jesus’ character and the fruit of the spirit in us.
Join us this week in person or online as we continue learning from James, Jesus’ half-brother and disciple, as we hear the impor
As we journeyed this summer, with the Rev. Dr. Geordie Zeigler, into the country of Grace, we learned five things. First, in the country of grace only little children can enter. Second, God is Father before he is Creator. Thirdly, we are included in the life and love of the Trinity. Fourthly, A response of faith is necessary and important. Lastly, we come to know as we are known -- in a relationship. You can watch this sermon on our website,
We've all made bad decisions and for most of us we have received grace upon grace. And if grace works right, it elicits gratitude. Our scripture is called the parable of the prodigal son, but more aptly, it should be called the parable of the loving father, or the loving house of the Lord welcoming home the lost. This story is all about relationships and broken relationships within a family.
Jesus is not a reflection of the Father but exists in perfect unity with the Father. To know Jesus the Son, is to know the Father who sent him. As we are in Christ, and Christ in us, so are we too in the Father and the Father in us. You can watch this sermon from Rev. Dr. Geordie Zeigler on our website or on our YouTube channel.
Please join us on Sunday, August 15th at 10:15 as we hear a word from Susan Dingle on, "Simple Gifts." Yo
Christian Education Elder Heather Hartrim-Lowe how every year, VBS is a trust exercise between herself and God, and God always comes through. This year at VBS we had twenty-nine children attend, of those 29, 19 were between the ages of 3-6, and there were no students above the age of ten. Only thirteen of the kids were associated with Cascades, the rest coming from our local community. VBS focused on the book of Acts, taking four stories from the A.D.'s and