For most of us, our relationship with the church is fairly … complicated.
Most of the time we love it: Church is our place of worship, our place of remembrance, our place of fellowship. It is a source of support in time of need, encouragement when we are weary and direction when we have gone astray. It’s our family!
But, like any family, sometimes it gets tough: there’s conflict, there’s disappointment, there’s division and there’s sin. There are seasons when we are out of sync with one another and we just can’t seem to get on the same page.
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Christmas is the season of peace. It overtakes us every year like some kind of unexplainable euphoria just about the time the Thanksgiving leftovers have run out. The weather turns colder, we decorate our homes, pumpkin is (finally) replaced with peppermint and Nat King Cole sings our favorite Christmas carols once again. Christmastime swallows us up in acts of giving, extensions of kindness and singing songs of joy, hope and peace.
And it really doesn’t make any sense.
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I had the privilege of speaking at Frisco Bible Church over Labor Day weekend. I delivered an expository sermon on James 1:2-8 entitled “The Difficulty of Maturity”. The video is below; you can download the audio here.
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This sermon was delivered at Bethel Bible Church – Whitehouse on 7/24/2016 entitled “Fear and Faith (Part 3)”. The audio and manuscript are below.
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This sermon was delivered at Bethel Bible Church – Whitehouse on 7/17/2016 entitled “Fear and Faith (Part 2)”. Transcript and audio are below.
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