James and the Giant Preach | 6 of 6

Not Like the Others

Lainie Battaglia
May 30, 2021
Series Description

Meeting Jesus, encountering Jesus, experiencing Jesus changes what we think and believe - about love, about power, about family, about money, about poverty. Changed by God, we reflect God’s heart out into the world. The letter of James helps us do just that. James doesn’t stay in the world of ideas and theory. James knows that what we say we believe doesn’t matter at all unless what we believe transforms every single aspect of our lives. The internal and the external go hand in hand - like dance partners, responding to each other, constantly evolving and growing.

But the bottom line is this: what is inside of us is connected to what is outside. The letter of James is a giant sermon….or as we’re calling it, a Giant Preach.

Sermon Description: 

Ask someone what they think of Christians, and the answers aren't always very positive. Too often, Christians stand out for reasons that seem to have very little to do with following Jesus. 

In what ways are Christians supposed to be distinct? What is different about a Christian community? This week, we conclude our series on James with a look at what makes the church a distinctive community.