Intern Austin Reed continues his series in the book of James with a reminder of the dangers of following the hedonistic desires of a sinful heart as well as the remedy found in God’s grace.
“…if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man…but no human being can tame the tongue.” (James 3:2,8) Mr. Austin Reed continues his series in James by bringing us a sobering Word concerning our words, yet via a message not lacking the great hope of the Gospel.
“You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.” (James 2:24) Does that mean that we must relinquish the Reformed cry of salvation sola fide, “by faith alone”? Intern Austin Reed explains why there is no inconsistency between this passage and our confessions (nor, more importantly, between James and the Apostle Paul) when it comes to the question of how we are saved.
As God is impartial, so ought we to be – yet as intern Austin Reed reveals to us, this is deeper than picking who your friends are at church, and ultimately it is not our obedience on which we will triumph.
Summer intern Austin Reed continues his series in James with an exhortation not to let the Word of God be merely a decoration of Sunday morning but to let it drive our every thought, word, and action throughout the week and throughout our lives. In this kind of doing, according to James, we also find the meaning of true, pure religion.
Intern Austin Reed continues his summer series in the book of James with an exposition of James’ discussion of temptation, the desires of the human heart, where these inevitably lead, and the only source of escape from them.
Intern Austin Reed continues his series in James with the opening remarks of James’ letter, in which we are reminded of God’s sovereign hand and purpose in trial.
Summer intern Austin Reed begins a series in James with a focus on the book’s greeting: about the author, his audience, and purpose in writing.
Intern Austin Reed brings the Word with an exposition of the story of Jesus’ first miracle, the wedding at Cana. In doing so, he explains that God had a deeper purpose and meaning in the story than we modern readers might expect at first glance.
Intern Austin Reed brings a message of comfort from the story of Lazarus in John 11, where we find demonstrated faith and comfort that goes beyond expectation through the love of Christ.