Sermon: Jesus is Not Your Helper

Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:33-35)

In which we discover that Jesus as savior is far better than Jesus as helper...

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Sermon: The Tongue From Hell

"How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell." (James 3:5-6)

In which we discover that what seems like good advice is actually a death threat...

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Sermon: Faith Without Works

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,' and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead." (James 2:14-17)

In which we discover that faith without works is dead, but that works can't exist without faith...

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Sermon: Your Hands are Dirty

"There is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come..." (Mark 7:15)

In which we discover that our pursuit of spiritual cleanliness is a lost cause...

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