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August 2011

Oppression, Patience & Promise

UpsiDe 2Christians should respond to oppression not by usurping God’s role of avenger but through prophetic patience.

July 2011

A Cure For What Ails You

UpsiDe 2Pride bars us from God’s work in our lives. We need to humbly surrender to God so that he can produce spiritual victory in us.

Setting Fires & Praising God

Faith Works

UpsiDe 2Faith is not static belief. It is a working and active, validating its presence by its actions.

June 2011

Favortism’s Failure

UpsiDe 2Our culture fosters favorites. James utilizes the example of the well-to-do and the powerful to the neglect of the less fortunate. This kind of favoritism is sin because it conflicts with the law of
love and God’s mercy.

On The Brink

UpsiDe 2Temptation is defeated as we turn from corrupt desires to the giving God. God gave us His word, but hearing God’s Word is only a start. If hearing doesn’t result in doing you are just playing Church. Hearing results in living out righteousness and justice.

Upside Down: Christian Counter-Culture

UpsiDe 2James’ opening instruction to the church makes it clear that this letter is going to turn their world upside down. The opening verses provide an overview of the entire book that exposes fallacies in common thought and practice.

May 2011

Live A Life Of Love

Message by Sam Barnhardt, Ignite Churchplanter for The Anchor in Bensonville, IL

April 2011

Transforming Touch

Jesus can transform doubting, discouraged, defeated disciples into passionate followers.

Bloody Doorposts And Being Set Free

Jesus’ statement that “It is finished” was a declaration that people had been delivered from death to life with Jesus’ sacrifice as the Passover lamb.

Forgiver of the Unfaithful

When other prefer to condemn the lost and fallen, Christ extends transforming forgiveness.

Soul Surrender

The greatest demonstration of emotion from Jesus was when he fought a lonely battle over doing God’s Will.