James 11: Submit Your Treasure to God

August 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

Message: Submit Your Treasure to God

 

In James 5:1-6, we learn about another area of life where we need to submit to God.

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James 10: Submit Your Plans to God

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Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

Message: Submit Your Plans to God

 

In James 4:13-17, we learn about another area of life where we need to submit to God.

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Exploding Back to Life

August 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

For the last few months, I have been working with a several employees in a local company. My role is to serve as a Dream Manager.

What is a Dream Manager, you ask? Well, it doesn’t have to do with analyzing stories of sitting in a college classroom for an examination that you didn’t study for or trying to run away from a monster while getting stuck in molasses. It’s not about those kinds of dreams. Instead, we try to identify the personal dreams that people have for their lives—and then determine some steps to move in the direction of achieving them.

It has been a very interesting process. It is amazing how much people can accomplish with some focus, structure and encouragement.

One of the highlights, so far, has been walking alongside Heidi. Heidi has written poetry for years and has dreamed of organizing her poems to begin to share them with others. In one of our sessions, I asked her if she would be willing to read one of her poems to me.

She agreed. Here is Heidi’s poem. She wrote it after she began to explore her own dreams and aspirations in our Dream Manager Pilot Program. I asked Heidi if I could share it with others and she agreed to this as well.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

Exploding Back to Life

Lying dormant for so long

Life just passing by, just going through the motions

-Smile, say “hello” someone is coming

And then even they are passing by

Another day, another year gone

 

A stirring – what is that?

A ripple starting deep inside

Growing bigger, creating chaos

Something not felt for a long time

Go away, ignorance is bliss

But still, the stirring grows

 

Joy erupts, happiness – what a real smile?

Peace flows into every part of me, of my life

Feelings not felt for so long

Explode inside, bringing life back

Too much, too fast

Overload, overload

 

Breathe, be calm, it’s ok

See, still in one piece

A gentle whisper – “Trust Me, it is and will be ok”

One step at a time

Bringing me closer to where I need to be – Your hug

Further from where I should not be – alone

 

June 9, 2015

James 9: Submit Your Relationships to God

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Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

Message: Submit Your Relationships to God

In James 4:7, we read, ” Submit yourselves, then, to God”. Then in James 4:11-12, James tells us about how we are to interact and react to people around us.

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August 30th News: James 5:1-6

August 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

As we continue our study of the Book of James, we will see another area of life that James say we need to submit to God.

In James 5, James hits a topic that captures the hearts and minds of all of us– a topic that effects our relationship with God and with others. This is a topic that we all need to hear about, yet we all think we are handling just fine thank you. Both James and Jesus would disagree.

To prepare for this Sunday, read James 5:1-6 and realize that James is talking to you. He’s talking to me, too. We want to wiggle out of these words with rationalizations and justifications, but we cannot.

Looking forward to Sunday! (even though it is a challenging topic!)

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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August 9th News- The Book of James: Worldliness & Godliness

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Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

This week, we will continue our study of the Book of James by focusing on James 4:1-12

In this passage James shows what happens when we follow the false wisdom of the world rather than the true wisdom of God (last week-James 3:13-18). He then explains the spiritual consequences of following the wisdom of the world. Finally, he will show us how we can “submit to God” and experience the freedom that comes from godliness.

To prepare, read James4:1-12.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, August 16th & August 30th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

James 7: False Wisdom & True Wisdom

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Series-The Book of James: Faith + Action

Message: False Wisdom & True Wisdom

 

In this message we learn about two kinds of wisdom and how each one will determine how we live.

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