James: Faith in the Real World, Part 8 – Communal Faith

Maybe the only thing harder than facing difficult trials alone is facing our sinful habits alone. We all have those habits–things we think or do that we can’t seem to overcome, but that we’re too embarrassed to tell anyone about. James says that needs to change. Because if we want...

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James: Faith in the Real World, Part 7 – An Unexpected Accuser

There are few things more touchy than the subject of money in church. But as James concludes his letter, he has a few words about wealth and “rich people.” Who are these rich people? And what does James have to say? Listen and find out.

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James: Faith in the Real World, Part 6 – An Unquenchable Appetite

Conflict is just a part of life. Disputes at works, disagreements with friends, and sometimes, knock-down drag-outs at home. So why do we fight so much? Where does all our fighting come from? The answer might surprise you. Hint: it’s not their fault.

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James: Faith in the Real World, Part 5 – An Untamable Animal

There’s one thing that can be extremely detrimental to our faith. Something so powerful that it can destroy our lives and the people closest to us. An animal that James says is simply untamable. What is it? Listen and find out.

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James: Faith in the Real World, Part 4 – Merciful Faith

There are times in our lives when our beliefs don’t line up with our actions. We say one thing, then go out and do something totally different. For James, this is a huge problem for Christians. In fact, there’s one area in particular where he doesn’t mince words. Listen to...

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James: Faith in the Real World, Part 3 – Doing Faith

There’s a problem in our faith that we cannot afford to ignore any longer. We come to church, sing songs that move us, listen to a sermon that challenges us, and go home encouraged and inspired. But James says we’re deceiving ourselves and that it’s possible this “religion” of ours...

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James, Part 2 – Enduring Faith

If we want to have a living faith that makes a difference in the real world, then there’s one situation in particular that cannot ignore. In fact, it’s the one situation when our faith is most challenged, most tested, and sometimes even exhausted. And that’s why the very first thing...

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New Series: James – Faith in the Real World

The letter of James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. And there’s good reason. James believed that if our faith is not practical–if it does not work in the real world of our messy lives–then it is basically worthless. And James was convinced that many of...

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Guatemala Partnership Trips

NOTE: Our next trip is tentatively planned for July 29 – August 5, 2017. For five years, NDC has been building a long-term relationship with Vida Real Evangelica Iglesia in San Pablo La Laguna, Guatemala (the small village on the opposite side of the lake in picture). For more about our...

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