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Faith Works

Feb-Mar, 2018

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  • Faith Works: The prevailing Church - Brian Steenhoek
  • Faith Works: Life From God's Perspective - Ed Baker
  • Faith Works: The Good Life - Jesse Henkle
  • Faith Works: Fresh Water From a Salty Spring- Kurt Vander Wiel
  • Faith Works: Believing Doesn’t Cut It - Ed Baker
  • Faith Works: Mercy or Judgment - Alice Shirey
  • Faith Works: The Life Changing Word - Brian Steenhoek
  • Faith Works: Persevere to Mature Faith - Dave Bartlett

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Teaching Schedule

  • April 28

    Community Center: Monica Bass
    Sanctuary: Kevin Zabel
    Grundy County: Stef Rohler
    Waverly: Kevin Cummer

  • May 5

    Community Center: Jesse Scholten
    Sanctuary: Stef Rohler
    Grundy County: Monica Bass
    Waverly: Holly Matthias

  • May 12

    Community Center: Kevin Zabel
    Sanctuary: Holly Matthias
    Grundy County: Jesse Scholten
    Waverly: Monica Bass

  • May 19

    Community Center: Dave Bartlett
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Waverly: Brian Steenhoek

  • May 26

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Live Stream
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • June 2

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Jeff Mickey

Faith Works

In the book of James, Jesus’ brother challenges us to live a life wholly devoted to God. Relying heavily on Jesus’ own teaching, especially drawing from the Sermon on the Mount, James asserts that true faith is more than an  intellectual pursuit of ideas; real faith results in action. James faced intense persecution, famine, and poverty as he remained in Jerusalem to build the church after Jesus was crucified. But by following Jesus’ instruction he became known as a courageous leader and wise peacemaker. Like a bucket of ice water in your face, James will wake you up with a fresh challenge for how you live.

James’ writing is different than Paul’s, who wrote many of the other books in the New Testament. Rather than taking on a specific problem the church was facing, James writes a stream of wise teachings. Pay close attention as you read the one liners James uses to prick your heart and mind. More than just summarizing major themes of Jesus’ teaching, the Holy Spirit may be calling you to take next steps to activate your faith, helping you encounter and better follow Jesus to bless a broken world.