January 27 & 28, 2018 - James 4:3 - We live in times of intense conflict - not only globally, but personally. People are ready to offend and even quicker to be offended. Rather than just look at the behavior, however, James challenges us to look at the cause. What he calls, “wrong motives.” What motivates you? What’s your Essential Desire?
January 20 & 21, 2018 - James 3:10 - Words matter. Words have the power to build people up and break people down; the power to inspire and the power to destroy. Our words have more power than we realize so choosing our words carefully is essential to living like Christ. But how we do that goes beyond “5 Steps To Tame Your Tongue (number 4 will surprise you!)” It’s much deeper than that.
January 13 & 14, 2018 - James 2:17 - What are you going to do this year that will carry into next year? What impact will we leave? What will we do that matters? Scripture teaches that serving is at the heart of a demonstrable faith. Serving out of faith elevates ordinary effort into the realm of the extraordinary. Find out why.
January 6 & 7, 2018 - James 1:5 - Most of us begin each year with some sort of goals, objectives or aspirations. Is a goal this year to know God better? To be closer to Him? More responsive to Him? Well then, how much time are we planning to spend with Him? To those who truly want to grow in their faith, time with God is Essential Time.