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Sermons from September 2021

Life-Giving Holiness

(sermon begins at 18:30) James 3:13-18 ~ James uses these words: “pure”, “wisdom from above” for Holiness. It is a holy heart reoriented by God’s Holy Love. It is not something distant and impossible. It is all about becoming pure and wise in the community of others who seek Jesus’ purposes. We cannot become holy…

The Way is the Jesus Way

Mark 8:27-38 What does the Way that Jesus told us to follow? What is the only way to true joy and fulfillment? It is not the way of our culture. It is avoided. It is not easy. What is that Way? Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross…

Faith, Dead or Alive?

(sermon begins at 20:20) James 2:1-17 – Ever wonder what creates the line between faith that is alive and faith that is dying away? James says here that faith without works is dead. But if we look more at faith two essential ingredients are needed for faith to live: The Word of God and Holy…