Sermons


May 28, 2017
Authentic: Are You Smarter Than God?
Series: Authentic
Words can be very powerful. We can use words to build people up or tear people down. James says, "do not talk down to one another." The issue is humility. The way of Jesus is humility, seeing others as equally created in the image of God, using our words in a way that honors Christ.
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  • May 28, 2017Authentic: Are You Smarter Than God?
    May 28, 2017
    Authentic: Are You Smarter Than God?
    Series: Authentic
    Words can be very powerful. We can use words to build people up or tear people down. James says, "do not talk down to one another." The issue is humility. The way of Jesus is humility, seeing others as equally created in the image of God, using our words in a way that honors Christ.
  • May 14, 2017Authentic: Friend or Foe
    May 14, 2017
    Authentic: Friend or Foe
    Series: Authentic
    James says that friendship with the world makes us enemies of God. Pastor Chip explains that James is talking about friendship with the "me first" way of thinking that the world promotes. Sacrifice and serving others is the way of Jesus.
  • May 7, 2017Authentic: Fake News
    May 7, 2017
    Authentic: Fake News
    Series: Authentic
    The term "fake news" has been in the news lately and sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between what's real and what's false. James tells us that wisdom is like that. There's earthly wisdom (fake wisdom) and then there's the "wisdom from above," godly wisdom. Pastor Chip shares how to tell the difference in your own life.
  • Apr 23, 2017Authentic: Faith Works
    Apr 23, 2017
    Authentic: Faith Works
    Series: Authentic
    The Christian faith and life is not just words. If we are truly followers of Jesus it will show in our actions.
  • Apr 16, 2017God’s Promises
    Apr 16, 2017
    God’s Promises
    Easter and baptism are about the same thing. They are about the promises of God. The Resurrection of Jesus is the proof.
  • Apr 2, 2017Authentic: Mercy Wins
    Apr 2, 2017
    Authentic: Mercy Wins
    Series: Authentic
    One of the hardest things to accept is God's judgment. Because we are all guilty and subject to His judgment. But James reminds us of God's mercy. But he also reminds us that in some way God judges us the same way we judge others.
  • Mar 26, 2017Authentic: Hearing & Doing
    Mar 26, 2017
    Authentic: Hearing & Doing
    Series: Authentic
    Sadly, too often Christians don't look or sound any different from the world. James 1:19 says, "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger." If Christians did just that it would be so different from the world that it would create opportunities to share the good news of Jesus.
  • Mar 19, 2017Authentic: Blame Game
    Mar 19, 2017
    Authentic: Blame Game
    Series: Authentic
    When things are difficult God wants us to respond by asking Him for wisdom and growing in our faith through the trial. But we don't always respond that way. Sometimes we respond by blaming others or even blaming God.
  • Mar 12, 2017Authentic: The Joy of Troubles
    Mar 12, 2017
    Authentic: The Joy of Troubles
    Series: Authentic
    The Epistle of James is very direct and clear and beautifully shows us how to live as followers of Jesus. James begins by telling us to count our troubles as joy. In this message Pastor Chip discusses when bad things happen and what our reaction says about us.
  • Mar 5, 2017Core Values: Making Christ Known
    Mar 5, 2017
    Core Values: Making Christ Known
    Series: Core Values
    In this final message on the core values of FPC, Pastor Chip teaches on the mission of the church, which is to make Christ known to others. One of the problems in our wing of the church, Evangelical Christianity, is that we tend to think of our relationship with Jesus as personal and our relationship with a church optional. But the Bible is clear that the church is the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ. It's difficult to have a relationship with Jesus without His Body.