Can you imagine a world where everyone (or everything) is perfect? We can’t either. Life gets messy, feelings get hurt, relationships change, conversations are tough. There's no way around it. We are imperfect people living in imperfect circumstances, yet the New Testament book of James teaches us how to stay together and grow stronger in the process. Let's learn how to get better at being imperfect together.
February 6, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • James 1:1–17
February 27, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • James 4:11–17
One of the most misunderstood passages in the scripture has to do with “judging or not judging” each other. In the message, Pastor Watson teaches us what appropriate criticism looks like, what it is, what it is not, what difference it makes, and how we can proceed in our progress despite imperfect criticism. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org.
February 20, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson
In our current cultural moment, snap judgments are more prevalent than they have ever been—at least, social media and the 24-hour news cycles make it seem that way. Many of the messages we hear are partisan, and they are designed to divide rather than unite. Because of this, we consciously and subconsciously favor certain groups of people over others based on superficial differences. Scripture summons us to evaluate our conclusions about each other in truth and compassion. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org.
February 13, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • James 1:19–25
People who have the best relationships are those who’ve mastered crucial conversations. We are all unique and different, and our uniqueness creates the opportunity for conflict in our relationships. Crucial conversations (imperfect though they are) are essential if our relationships are going to survive and thrive. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org.