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The Result of Spiritual Maturity

April 7, 2021 • Brad Randall • James 5:13-20 (ESV)

For this final week in the Book of James, God’s Word shows us an image of a mature follower of Jesus. This image reveals a life that revolves around being a child of God. However, a child of God also knows what authority God has given to him or her. James concludes by showing us that a mature believer is one who loves and cares for others. There’s truly no such thing as spiritual maturity if love for God and love for others isn’t present.

Sovereignty of God’s Favor

April 14, 2021 • Brad Randall

The Book of Esther doesn’t say the word “God”, yet shows His presence and purpose throughout this story about God’s people. God is sovereign and has authority even when we feel like He is absent. His authority, along with His kindness brings about His plan through His people. Esther and Mordecai were shown favor, but it was used for His plan to redeem. In the same way, God’s children today are shown favor and kindness. These things are given to us to glorify Him and be a part of His great work. Recorded live on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Patiently Waiting on God

PART 2 • March 31, 2021 • Brad Randall

Everyone needs people they can look to as examples in life. When we are going through difficulties, it helps to see how others have handles the same situations. God spoke through James to remind us that others have experienced suffering. Like Job and prophets, we can endure suffering with patience and trust God's purpose as we patiently wait on the Day of Christ's return.

Patiently Waiting on God

PART 1 • March 24, 2021 • Brad Randall

For most of us, hearing the words “be patient” doesn’t sit well. We want certain things and we want them almost immediately. James tells those who are enduring hardship to wait patiently on the return of Christ. However, as we wait on God we are called to earnestly serve His Kingdom and not allow persecution to cause us to argue and fight with each other.