Sermons by Donnie Johnson
Christianity is a team sport. In Ephesians chapter 4, we are told the goal of this Christian life, both individually and together as believers in the body of Christ.
What do we mean when we say we exist to “help people become fully alive in Christ?” Pastor Donnie takes a fresh look at the heartbeat behind our mission as a church.
In the final two verses of the Book of James, Jesus’ half-brother encourages believers to engage in a Christian search and rescue mission when a fellow believer goes astray.
Where does conflict come from? In our study of the Book of James, Pastor Donnie says that it is the result of three wars that we fight: with others, with ourselves, and with God. What’s the solution? James offers seven things to deliver us from those conflicts in our lives.
The difference between the wisdom of this world and God’s wisdom is the focus of Pastor Donnie Johnson’s study of James 3:13-18.
In our summer study of the Book of James, Pastor Donnie Johnson looks at chapter 2 verses 14-26 and discusses what faith really is … and what it’s not.
Today Pastor Donnie focuses on James 2:1-13 where we are told that faith is more than a belief or a feeling; instead, our inward faith is shown to be genuine by our outward actions … and largely by the motivation for our behaviors to others. Recorded on July 17, 2022, at Liferoads Church in Spokane, Washington.
Words matter, and God’s Word always brings life … but our words can either encourage or do great harm, according to Pastor Donnie.
Temptation is the focus of our study today in the Book of James. What, or whom, is the source of temptation, what is the process that it takes, and perhaps most importantly, what is the solution to it?
James encourages believers to ask God for His wisdom when faced with the multitude of decisions, big and small, that we face every day. The alternative to wisdom is foolishness, and living a life that is tossed to and fro by the tumultuous waves of circumstances.
Today’s introductory message to a new summer series on the Book of James focuses on the first four verses, the background of the author (the brother of Jesus), and James’ immediate encouragement to believers to count all suffering and trials as joy … say what? How do we do that? Pastor Donnie gives specific help to do just that.
In this final message in his teaching series, “Rival Gods,” Pastor Donnie Johnson compares how our world views and defines power to how the all-powerful God of the universe views it and wants His followers to steward whatever power they have. Pastor Donnie uses Jesus’ example of humble service in John 13 to instruct us.