Brian Martin

Messages by Brian Martin

09/13

The grass is greener on the other side (Lie #5)

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: covet, happiness, holiness, joy

Since the beginning, the lie of discontentment fosters covetousness and ruins relationships. In the final session of this series, consider everyday practices which guards our heart, honors God, others, and self.  Text: James 5:7-12

09/06

My Value is Determined by my stuff (Lie #4)

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Identity, labor, money, Worship

The stuff we have can redefine who we are and compromise our worship. As we uncover Lie #4 of this series, consider the strong words of James to guard the labors of our heart against the god of stuff.  Text: James 5:1-6

08/30

All growth opportunities are the will of God (Lie #3) SECOND SERVICE

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Lordship, stewardship, time, work

Though God gives good gifts to His children, not all growth and opportunity is the will of God. In #3 of this series, James provides warning and application to guard relationships and discern and wisely steward decisions.  Text: James 4:13-17

08/30

All growth opportunities are the will of God (Lie #3) FIRST SERVICE

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Lordship, stewardship, time, work

Though God gives good gifts to His children, not all growth and opportunity is the will of God. In #3 of this series, James provides warning and application to guard relationships and discern and wisely steward decisions.  Text: James 4:13-17

07/26

Faith and it’s actions

Speaker: Rodney Horst
Topics: actions, Faith

James says that a person is justified by what they do and not by faith alone. Is this a contradiction in Scripture? Why? A reminder that Christ is the focal point and foundation of our faith. Two examples of faith in action are Abraham and Rahab. The Christian life is not about doing things in our own strength – rather it is about God working in and through us.  Text: James 2:14-26

07/19

The Most Dangerous Beast in the World

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: blessing, cursing, the tongue

As the strength of a horse can be controlled by a bridle and a large ship turned by a small rudder, likewise, the human tongue is small but powerful. Uncontrolled, its fire can set a forest ablaze and its poison is deadly. In the “Faith that Moves” series, consider God’s redeeming grace through the tongue of everyday Christ-followers.  Text: James 3:1-18

07/05

Doing the Word

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics:

James declares Christ-followers are “doers” of faith. Consider how the “doing of a doer” remains centered in the path between two ditches of faith and works in #2 of the Faith that Moves series.  Text: James 1: 19-27

06/21

Giants that God still seeks

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: courage, Faithfulness, Fatherhood, giants

The fear of giants can keep one from the promised land. This is exactly what unfolds among the twelve spies—except for two, who became spiritual giants. On this Father’s Day, and in our world today, consider how God still seeks such giants.  Text: Numbers 13:26-14:9