Jim Class: Faith & Works

On Sunday we discussed a section in James 2 that is sometimes the subject of controversy: faith vs. works. While James makes it clear in this section that faith without works is useless, this seems to go against the clear teaching of Paul that we are saved by God’s grace through faith… not by works. What’s going on? In today’s message we took a deep dive into the context of the relevant passages and discovered that James and Paul had very different audiences who were at different levels in their spiritual maturity. Both disciples’ messages are actually very similar and complementary: we are not saved BY good works, but we are saved FOR good works.


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The Lord is My Shepherd

What does it mean for the Lord to be our Shepherd? According to David in Psalm 23, it means that we shall never be in want of anything. We will be made to slow down, quiet down, and sit down. Our souls will be restored and whole, like they were designed to be from the beginning. We shall not fear evil or death – no matter what we’re facing. Many of us know the Psalm… Let’s make sure we know the Shepherd.

What is Church? Part 3: Fellowship

The Christian life is meant to be full of fellowship… of sharing with and sharpening one another. The first-century church knew that and practiced it every day. If we do what they did, would God do what He did among us?


In Mark 8:34-35, Jesus gives clear instructions as to what will be required for anyone who wants to follow Him and be one of His disciples. Learn what it means to deny yourself and take up your cross in the daily flow of life in our modern day world.