How to Pray Through Your Problems
August 25, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 5:13-20
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 52:13
Synopsis: Christian prayer is a unique privilege! In this closing message on "How to Grow a Faith That Works," Pastor John looks at what James teaches on prayer to encourage us to persevere in prayer. Note: Diminished audio quality is due to technical difficulties during recording.

How to Develop Patience
August 18, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 5:7-12
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 43:23
Synopsis: James is a manual for maturity, and as he finishes his letter, he goes back and addresses the topic he began with: the value of patience and perseverance in bringing about spiritual growth. In this message, Pastor John looks at the value of patience as we face uncontrollable circumstances, unchangeable people, and unexplained problems.

How to be Wise with your Wealth
August 11, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 5:1-6
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 46:39
Jesus said that money is the equivalent of a god and you’re either going to worship God the Father Almighty or you’re going to worship the god of the almighty dollar. How do we avoid using money in ways that dishonor God? In this message, we look at three wrong ways to use wealth, and two valuable truths to really live.

How We Play God -- and How to Quit
August 04, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 4:11-17
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 45:24
One of the deadliest games we can play is playing God. It's a game we cannot win! In this message, Pastor John looks at the ways we play God, and how to quit.

How to Have Wisdom that Brings Peace
July 28, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 3:13-4:10
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 45:52
Relationships have built-in conditions for conflict! But James teaches us how to have wisdom that brings peace. In this message, Pastor John outlines how we can relate wiselly to others and gives three actions to receive God's grace for relationships: 1) Give in to God. 2) Get wise to Satan. 3) Grow close to God.

How to Manage My Mouth
July 21, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 3:1-12
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 41:16
Some make a living with words, but for all of us - the kind of life you live depends on the kinds of words you use. In this message, Pastor John invites us to examine our hearts through the kinds of words we use, and trust in Jesus to give us a new song and new vocabulary.

How to Have Real Faith
July 14, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 2:14-26
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 42:10
James is well known for his claim that "a person is justified by works and not by faith alone," in seeming conflict with Paul's declaration, "We hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law." In this message, Pastor John looks closely at what Scripture says to untie the knot on God's great work of justification, and what is the character of real faith.

Why and How to Treat People Right
July 07, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 2:1-13
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 48:57
We say we value fairness and equality in our society, but do we value it in the church? In this message, Pastor John teaches from James 2 on how to treat people right.

How to Be Blessed by the Bible
June 30, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 1:16-27
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 48:23
The Bible is a book of blessing. It promises comfort, strength, hope, wisdom, joy, encouragement, power, and purpose. In this message, Pastor John shares how the blessing of God's word comes to us.

How to Win Over Temptation
June 23, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 1:13-18
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 48:32
Temptation to sin is something you will never outgrow or be done with. But too many people think they cannot withstand temptation, so they give in to it. James says, when it comes to temptation, “Be realistic.” And then he says, “This is how temptation works.” And then, lastly, he tells us, “This is how you win over temptation.

How to Make Up Your Mind
June 16, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 1:5-11
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 45:13
The wisdom of God is a serious gift that He offers to us -- and we need it! Life is a steady stream of choices, and small streams cut huge canyons. So, we all need wisdom. In this message, Pastor John shares how God says we can receive wisdom to help us know and do His will.

How to Profit from Your Problems
June 09, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James 1:4-6
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 44:19
Problems are a required course in the school of life. They are unavoidable. In this message, Pastor John explores what James says are the purpose of problems, and how we can experience positive transformation when we "meet trials of various kinds."

The Marks of Maturity
June 02, 2013
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: James
Series: Faith That Works
Duration: 38:15
It’s been said that, “God loves you enough to accept you as you are, but He loves you too much to leave you as you are.” That’s the gospel – God loves and accepts; and then God loves and transforms. God's goal in transformation is maturity, and the book of James is a great "Manual for Maturity." In this kick-off sermon for the summer series, Pastor John overviews the book of James and 5 marks for maturity.