Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life – important lessons. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God – “If the Lord wills…” On this point, there are four lessons I want us to consider from this passage. If we forget these […]

Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God. There are four lessons to consider from this passage. If we forget these lessons, it will always lead us into sin. Mindfulness (“If the Lord wills“) We […]

Who Knows?

Text: Ecclesiastes 8:7 There is one thing in our future that is certain – death followed by judgment. Beyond that, we cannot say with certainty what will happen in our future. How do we approach life with this uncertainty? We must look to what God has revealed in the Scriptures. This lesson will examine several passages about people with uncertain […]

Your Life is a Vapor

Text: James 4:13-17 Recent events have reminded us of the uncertainty of life (the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas fertilizer plant explosion). We get similar reminders all the time. James warns us that if we do not have the proper understanding and attitude about the uncertainty of life, then we jeopardize our souls. So […]

The Rescue of Lot

Text: Genesis 14 Lot had the misfortune of becoming a captive in a war that was being waged around him. Abram pursued the capturing armies, defeated them, freed Lot, then met two kings after his victory. There are several lessons we can learn from these events. Lot’s Capture (Genesis 14:8-12) Life is uncertain – Lot […]

When Disaster Strikes

Text: Luke 13:1-5 When disasters occur (terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, accidents etc.), people often wonder if/how God was involved, and if these events occurred as a sort of divine judgment against the victims/nation. It is important that we know why these events happen & what these events can teach us. Why These Things Happen Divine […]

The Uncertainty of Life

Text: James 4:13-17 Do not think that you have complete control over your life – “If the Lord wills…” Proper use of ambition – Future plans for success are good, but only when one is guided by the word of God Recognize your dependence upon God – He is in control Focus on what is […]