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
July 12, 2020
Glory and Grace through Service • July 12, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Theme: Glory and Grace through Service Passage: John 13:1–30 Four Truths that we learn concerning discipleship and service: 1. Discipleship begins with the service of the Ultimate Servant (1–5). 2. Disciples receive the cleansing service Jesus provides (6–11). 3. Disciples willingly and actively serve one another (12–20). 4. Even those closest to Christ can reject his service and walk into darkness (21–30). Main Idea: The glory and grace of Jesus demonstrates itself through service.
July 12, 2020
Unit 31 Session 4 • July 12, 2020
Bible Passage: 1 John 3:10-18 Main Point: John wrote that others will know we are Christians because we love one another. Key Passage: Galatians 2:20 Big Picture Question: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God's love for us.
July 5, 2020
Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus • July 5, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Passage: John 12:20–50 Theme: Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus Notice what the “lifting up” of Jesus on the cross accomplishes: 1. The lifting up of Jesus bears fruit (23–26). 2. The lifting up of Jesus focuses on the Father’s glory (27–28). 3. The lifting up of Jesus brings all things under his judgment (29–33). 4. The lifting up of Jesus saves those who embrace him (34–36). 5. The lifting up of Jesus hardens unbelievers (37–43). 6. The lifting up of Jesus accomplishes perfectly the Father’s mission (44–50). Main Idea: Jesus accomplishments on the cross beckon us to believe and follow him.