Tag: trials

Living Faith: Overcoming Trials & Temptations

This sermon is the third message in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. Using the closing eight verses of chapter one, the sermon provides help in overcoming trials and temptations. To read excerpts of this message click here. The outline for the book of James that is being used for…


Living Faith: Under Pressure (II)

This message is the second sermon in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. We continued our discussion about trials, tests and temptations by learning the process of temptations to evil. Such temptations do not come from God, but from our own desires and passions. God, on the other hand is…


Living Faith: Under Pressure

This sermon is the first in a series of messages on the Epistle of James. It is based on James 1:1-12 and presents six different truths that James provides regarding daily tests and trials. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline on the book of James that is being used for this…


He’s Been There, Done That

This sermon is based on Hebrews 12:2-3 and explores the reasons why Christians are urged to keep their focus on Jesus while going through life. We receive encouragement by remembering three main things about Jesus: what He went through, who He is, and He is always with us. To read excerpts of this sermon, click…


When My Cry Was Heard

This is a sermon that was given with the purpose of providing encouragement to those who are going through trials and tribulations in their lives. It is based on Ps. 3:4 (NKJV) I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. The audio recording of the message is…


The Valley of Tears

This message is based on Ps. 84:6 and discusses how some individuals are able to find ways to change times of sorrow into seasons of rejoicing. To read excerpts of this message click here.


Walking through Sorrow into Joy

This message takes a look at the sorrow Jesus experienced through the final days and weeks of his earthly ministry and relates it to the text in Heb. 12:2 which speaks about the “joy that was set before him.” In the Lenten season, this message attempts to encourage believers to follow in the steps of…


Faith When It’s Dark

This is a message that was given as our congregation was reeling from the tragic deaths of an elderly couple in our church who perished in an automobile accident this past week. Written excerpts of the sermon can be viewed here.


Rejoicing Always

This is a sermon that was given on Thanksgiving Communion Sunday and it is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice Evermore.” It emphasizes the importance of being thankful and “doing joy” even when circumstances are less than favorable. To read a more complete text of this message go here.


The Believer’s Hope

This sermon was preached by Pastor Les on June 12, 2016 and it focuses on the qualities of the hope that Christian believers possess.