Our Entertainment Culture

Our society is saturated with entertainment in various forms – movies, television, music, the internet, video games, sporting events, etc. Even during economic hardship, Americans are paying billions of dollars a year for movie tickets alone. While occasional entertainment may be fine, our consumption of it must be regulated by the Scriptures. In evaluating our […]

Putting Faith Into Practice

An Overview of the Book of James Faith is Demonstrated by: Our Words and Deeds Our works demonstrate our faith (2:16-17,24) It is manifest in our speech (1:26; 3:,9-10) This is a reflection of our heart (3:11-12) Our Approach to God’s Word God uses His word to call us and to save us (1:18) Receive […]

Know Well the Condition of Your Flocks

Text: Proverbs 27:23-27 Current Economic Turmoil — yet we still have obligations (2 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:8; Ephesians 4:28) Our Responsibility Take care of yourself — “your flocks … your herds“ Be good stewards — do not neglect your flocks, know their condition Economies Can Collapse — “riches are not forever” How can we […]

How to Handle a Recession

Be Content – Philippians 4:11-12 Be Thankful – James 1:17 Be Generous – Galatians 6:10 Be Hardworking – 2 Thessalonians 3:7-10 Be a Good Steward – Matthew 25:24-28 Be Hopeful – Matthew 6:19-21

The Sin of Gambling

What is Gambling? – the practice in which one wagers his own money/property in hopes to gain another’s money/property A Question about Risk – risk is not the issue Potential Problems – stewardship (1 Timothy 6:17-19), addiction (1 Corinthians 6:12) Main Problem: Covetousness – Romans 1:29; Colossians 3:5 Some Common Defenses: Not specifically condemned in […]