Journey Teachings



JAMES
October 6 - November 4, 2020

No other New Testament book challenges God’s people to live like God’s people the way the book of James does. Yet even with all it’s practical wisdom, James makes one thing crystal clear: a life for Christ is more than just a private, personal endeavor. True living for Christ is done in community.

chapter 5 - Prayer

October 27 & 28, 2020 | by Nathan LaBorie
The encouragement to pray is one of the strongest teachings given in Scripture. And yet, how often does it seem as if no one’s listening? If God wants us to bring Him our needs, desires, and troubles, it sure would be great to hear an answer. The hard truth? God answers every prayer. Often we’re the ones not listening.


chapter 4 - Submit Yourselves

October 27 & 28, 2020 | by Michael Farrell
We are living in times of intense conflict. Not only globally, but personally. People are ready to offend and even quicker to be offended. Rather than just look at the behavior, however, James challenges us to look at the cause. What he calls, “wrong motives.” So ask yourself: What motivates you?


Chapter 3 - Control The Tongue

October 20 & 21, 2020 | by Maura Ringley
Words matter. Words have the power to build people up and tear people down; the power to inspire and the power to destroy. Our words have more power than we realize so choosing our words carefully is essential to living like Jesus. And when we do, we quickly learn that it’s more than just the condition of our words. It’s about the condition of our hearts.


Chapter 2 - Faith & Works

October 13 & 14, 2020 | by Brianne Farrell
What are you doing? Seriously, what are you doing? What are you doing with your life that matters? And why does it matter what we DO anyway? Isn’t having faith enough?  James teaches that serving is not only at the core of faith, it is the very life of faith.


Chapter 1 - Temptation

October 6 & 7, 2020 | by Michael Farrell
Life is full of challenges, tests, and trials – it can be overwhelming at times. Yet James tells us to consider it ALL joy. Every. Little. Thing. Good or bad. Because only then will our faith grow and endure. Only then we will be lacking nothing.



PERSPECTIVE 
September 15 - 30, 2020

We’re living in a time where the world is in chaos, truth is relative, and people are seen as the enemy. And it is hard to avoid getting wrapped up in the frenzy of it all. Which is why we’re kicking off this Journey season by taking a hard look at truth, people, and the world. But not just the way WE see it. Our desire is to learn to see as God sees. Because if we are in Christ, we are called to a higher standard. We need to shift our perspective to God’s perspective.

How god sees the truth

09.29&30.20 | by Brianne Farrell
At some point, a person begins to decide what truth they will pursue in life. Culture, Values and opinions change, but Truth never changes. If truth is relative, then our lives will be tossed about by the wind and the waves. But from God’s perspective truth is more than just an idea or a concept. Truth is someONE – Someone we can know. Jesus said, “I am the Truth.” We can’t change the Truth, but the Truth can change us. Because when we know The Truth, well . . . the Truth sets us free.


How god sees people

09.22&23.20 | by Maura Ringley
How do you see yourself? What defines you? Better question: WHO defines you? As we learn to see ourselves the way God sees us, we quickly see that it doesn’t end there. Rather, we get a glimpse of our higher purpose. Because as we begin to learn God’s perspective for us through Jesus, we also have the opportunity, the privilege, and the responsibility to see people the way God sees people.


How God Sees The World

09.15&16.20 | by Brianne Farrell
God loves the world. The whole world. Like, the WHOLE thing! So much so that He sent His Son to redeem the world and give us new life. Because when we are alive in Jesus, we have the eyes of Jesus. And when we have the eyes of Jesus, we can see the world how God sees the world.