The Royal Law

Click Here to listen to the message… When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment His reply was, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the … More The Royal Law

Poets

Click Here to listen to the message… A beautiful lake filled with life and surrounded by life and beauty can only remain that way if it has a constant in-flow and a constant out-flow. That inward and outward movement of water keeps the water in the lake healthy and filled with life. If, for some … More Poets

Crossroads

Click Here to listen to the message… “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial…” (James 1:12) We all face trials in life. When we do, it is like we are at a crossroads…we have a choice of which direction to take in the face of temptation or trials. The direction we choose can lead … More Crossroads

Dokimion

Click Here to listen to the message… James begins his “How To” manual for the life we’ve been created to live with what appears to be some insanity. However, when we study what James is saying we find that a life of transcendent happiness beyond care, labor, and death (the “blessed” life…the “Makarios” life) is … More Dokimion

Light

Click Here to listen to the message… After Jesus lays out His 8 beatitudes of how to live the new life He came so that we might live, He follows up with a challenge and a call for all those who follow Him to be salt and light in this world. Unfortunately, we had technical … More Light

The Persecuted

Click Here to listen to the message… It is no accident that Jesus moves from “Blessed are the peacemakers…” to “Blessed are those who are persecuted.” However hard we may try to make peace with some people, they refuse to live at peace with us. These are the standards of conduct in the beatitudes… Be … More The Persecuted

The Peacemakers

Click Here to listen to the message… To best live this “New Creation” that Christ came to usher in, we first need to have a correct attitude toward God & be in right relationship with Him. Once we have that, then we can begin to enter into right relationship with each other. In His Sermon … More The Peacemakers

Pure in Heart…

Click Here to listen to the message… When Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”, He is challenging us to a deeper and more exacting kind of self-reflection. Some people weave such a web of lies that they can no longer tell what is real and what is make-believe. … More Pure in Heart…