Joel 3:10 & Isaiah 42:3 - We miss so many opportunities because we are too often buried in our weaknesses. The bible says ""Let the weak say I am strong"". Pastor James gives us a key trait of maintaining STRENGTH in our lives - the willingness to be FLEXIBLE.
Joel 3:10 - The bible teaches that humans are inherently weak. But through the cross of Christ - Jesus has made His strength available to us. God sends us 'strength builders' along the way to develop strength in us. One of the ways God builds strength in us is through the resistance we push against. Pastor James elaborates on why resistance is so important to us becoming Stronger.
Matthew 2:9-11 & Luke 2:7 - The Nativity scene doesn't change - it is etched into history. Pastor James asks us to go beyond the familiarity of what we know and take a zoom lens and examine the scene a little closer.
Isaiah 9:6 & Ephesians 2:14 - 'Unto Us' a child is born and a Son is given. Jesus birth was a gift to the world with the purpose of breaking down every wall of hostility between us and God. In this message Pastor James describes the walls that Christ came to pull down and reveal Himself as the Prince of Peace.
Exodus 14:1-15 & Proverbs 18:10 - Have you ever wondered how much God may have to do with times in our lives when we find ourselves backed into a corner with seemingly nowhere to go? Pastor James shares the story of the children of Israel being backed into a corner up against the Red Sea with nowhere to go. What is God doing in our lives in moments like these?
Habakkuk 2:1-3 - As followers of Jesus we are all called to carry a dream in our hearts, not just any dream - God's dream..His vision for our lives. In PART TWO Pastor James describes in detail how to 'watch' in prayer and 'write' the vision so you can run with it.
Colossians 1:28 & James 1:21-25 - How many times over this year has God spoken to us yet we have not done what God has said and have not embarked on the adventures that He planned for us? Can we say at the end of this year, I am complete, having done all that God has asked me to do?
Habakkuk 2:1-3 - As followers of Jesus we are all called to carry a dream in our hearts, not just any dream - God's dream..His vision for our lives. Going to the book of Habakkuk, Pastor James takes us on a two part journey to discover this amazing dream.