Podcast by Saint James
Short, Sweet, And To The Point
Matthew’s call story is pretty short. He is at work. Jesus walks by and says, “Follow me.” Matthew gets up and follows him. End of story? No, it is the beginning of a new story for Matthew. Join us this Sunday as we explore calling as an ordinary AND extraordinary event in every life.
That one. Really?
Sometimes it is difficult for us to believe how God sees us and how God sees others around us. That is the story for our called-person of this week: David. Some of you may be saying to yourselves, "Wasn't David the great king of Israel?" Yes and he did not begin that way! Any more than any of us begin on top of the world. Join us at 11:00AM Eastern on Sunday for part 3 in our series Beginning the Path: We Start Where We Are.
Moses, Paul, And James
Our second installment in the Beginning the Path: We Start Where We Are takes a look at some of the big, memorable stories of call in the Bible. Over the many years I have served as a pastor, I have been asked why a person didn't get a burning bush like Moses or a blinding light like Paul. Wouldn't it be cool to have a BIG call story like one of the biblical characters? Sure. But if you think about how each of us is a once-in-infinity creation, then it seems reasonable that we'd each have a unique experience of call. This Sunday, we'll talk about calling and God's unique connection to all of us. Join us at 11:00AM Eastern online-only.
Work It Out
This week we begin a series about call and working out our faith- Beginning the Path: We Start Where We Are. Over the coming weeks, we will examine the call stories of folks whose call stories from the Bible are less "bright-lights-from-heaven" or "burning-bush" episodes and more everyday. We'll be looking at stories more like yours or mine. We begin this week with the challenges of answering the call, working it out. Join us Sunday online-only as we kick off the new series at 11:00AM Eastern.
How to be a radical in today’s radical world?
We continue with our series on the writings of Paul. This week is focused on Philippians 2:1-13 where Paul tells us to be of the same mind, having the same love and to do nothing from self ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. In the challenging world we live in today in 2020, how do we wrap our heads around this message of such love in this way? How do we cope with the unpredictable and stressful world we find ourselves in and yet live such a life with such love and humility?
We continue our series on the writings of Paul. This week in Philippians. Where Paul writes about living a life "worth of the gospel of Christ."
What is a life worthy of the gospel? How do we both boast in Christ and live in humility? On Sunday we discuss how we can not only live a life worthy of the gospel but live one that reflects it leading others to encounter Jesus.