We all have choices in life. Often, it seems, that we have to choose one or the other: Right or Left. This or That. True or False. Stop or Go. Sometimes, the answer is Both / And. Join us for a four-week series in worship as we consider the message of the book of James and how to live as disciples in our everyday life.
- May 29 – Hearer / Doer
- June 5 – Faith / Actions
- June 12 – Blessing / Curse
- June 19 – Submission / Resistance
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is in response to the Orlando nightclub shootings.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because our faith can sustain us during dark times and it is important to consider the Orlando nightclub shootings in light of our faith.
What is the context of this sermon?
This sermon is preached as part of the James series before a Sunday off for Andrew. On June 12, 2016, a mass shooting terrorist attack and hate crime occurred inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Fifty people died, including the gunman, who was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff.
What are the next action steps?
Take a moment
Remember some of the basics of our faith.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that the Holy Spirit comes “to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans.”