Visit: https://youtu.be/x4wPhZsFGDs to watch today's video devotional from Phil. Here are some questions to cover over as you seek to apply the message from James 1:1–8: How and why are you struggling to live out James’ command to consider the process of the current trials you are going through pure joy? What does the command “consider it pure joy” when you are going through trials look like in the life of a believer? How might you fail to “let patience/endurance have its complete effect” (4)? What would the outcome of this be? What exactly is James suggesting when he commands us to “ask in faith, in no way doubting”? Does this mean that we should never have doubts? If not, what does this passage indicate about doubt and faith? What can you do beginning this week to “ask God in faith” (maybe even more so than you are presently) through the trials and circumstances you are currently experiencing?
April 5, 2020
April 5th 2020 - Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff • James 1: 1-8
September 20, 2020
Glory and Grace Tried and Dismissed • September 20, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
The trial of Jesus demonstrates the following: 1. The world’s power systems aren’t in control. (28–32) 2. Truth answers a who question not a what question (33–38a) 3. Most look at the Father’s Son and reject him (38b–40) 4. Those who reject Jesus want him humiliated (1–7) 5. True power uses its authority for the benefit of others (8–11) 6. Jesus as king would serve as the final Passover lamb (12–16) Main Idea: We must embrace the humiliating sacrifice of Jesus to experience true power.
September 13, 2020
Glory and Grace Betrayed • September 13, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Theme: Glory and Grace Betrayed Passage: John 18:1–27 Two Scenes: 1. Jesus Arrested (18:1–12) a. Despite the bleak circumstances, Jesus remains completely in control. b. Yet, Jesus willingly surrenders his life to the Father’s mission. 2. Jesus Tried by the Jewish Authorities (18:13–27) a. The true high priest serves by sacrificing himself for the sheep. b. The disciple must ... i. recognize their own inadequacy and failures ii. respond by looking to and pointing others to Jesus. Main Idea: We identify with Jesus so that others know that He is life.