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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  • December 16

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Doug Tensen
    Grundy County: Jesse Henkle
    Waverly: Ed Baker

  • Christmas Eve

    Cedar Falls: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Brian Steenhoek

  • December 30

    Community Center: Ed Baker
    Sanctuary: Overflow
    Grundy County: Chris Henley
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 6

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Brian Steenhoek
    Grundy County: Dave Bartlett
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 13

    Community Center: Jeff Mickey
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • January 20

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Dave Bartlett
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Jeff Mickey (video)

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.