Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas

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Ecclesiastes
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Duration:45 mins 20 secs
Views:8
Ecclesiastes 7 contrasts the biblical views of wisdom and folly. With a landslide of pithy and provocative proverbs, some honest reflection on the brokenness of the human condition, and a reminder of the awesome faithfulness of God, Ecclesiastes continues to challenge, inform and inspire. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the ancient wisdom found in Ecclesiastes 7.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Views:32
Written by one of the wisest and wealthiest persons who ever lived, what does the ancient wisdom book of Ecclesiastes have to teach to us about wealth? In what ways has the human condition changed or stayed the same when it comes to the accumulation and management of wealth in our own time? Join Pastor Jim as we explore the riches of God’s wisdom found in Ecclesiastes!
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Duration:39 mins 55 secs
Views:31
Ecclesiastes has taught us that God has placed eternity in our hearts. This means we will always have a deep longing for God. Now, in chapter 5, Qoheleth gives us some instruction on the ways we should go about approaching God to worship Him. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks this short passage, shows us how it connects to New Testament teaching and ultimately, finds its completion in the Gospel of grace through Jesus Christ.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Duration:44 mins 36 secs
Views:18
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16 serves up another patchwork quilt of wisdom from above. What’s the difference between human beings and animals? What’s the difference between human beings and God? Why do the powerful so often take advantage of the weak and vulnerable? What are the benefits of faithful companionship and friendship? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks some practical and timeless truths from this ancient wisdom book.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Duration:44 mins 36 secs
Views:7
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16 serves up another patchwork quilt of wisdom from above. What’s the difference between human beings and animals? What’s the difference between human beings and God? Why do the powerful so often take advantage of the weak and vulnerable? What are the benefits of faithful companionship and friendship? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks some practical and timeless truths from this ancient wisdom book.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Duration:43 mins 54 secs
Views:33
Ecclesiastes 3 begins with a simple but profound statement: “There is an appointed time for everything.” Then follows an amazing ancient poem which may be the most well known passage from Ecclesiastes, made popular in 1965 by a band called the Byrds. The author continues to give voice to our deepest questions and to point forward to his grand conclusion in chapter 12. What does it mean when he says God has put eternity in our hearts? What does it mean when he says God has worked it so that we should fear Him? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful and encouraging study from Ecclesiastes 3.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Duration:43 mins 54 secs
Views:22
Ecclesiastes 3 begins with a simple but profound statement: “There is an appointed time for everything.” Then follows an amazing ancient poem which may be the most well known passage from Ecclesiastes, made popular in 1965 by a band called the Byrds. The author continues to give voice to our deepest questions and to point forward to his grand conclusion in chapter 12. What does it mean when he says God has put eternity in our hearts? What does it mean when he says God has worked it so that we should fear Him? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful and encouraging study from Ecclesiastes 3.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Duration:46 mins 56 secs
Views:45
What do knowledge, laughter, pleasure, productivity and wealth all have in common? The author of Ecclesiastes was able to accumulate and experience more of these things than anyone else and yet he still declared they left him feeling empty, and everything under the sun was mere vanity. What lessons can we learn from this ancient Old Testament book and how does it lead us to God’s solution for our chronic dissatisfaction and ennui? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the answers to these questions and more from one of the most overlooked wisdom books, Ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Duration:37 mins 37 secs
Views:74
The book of Ecclesiastes offers clear-eyed realism and stirs us to wrestle with some of the life’s biggest questions. Join Pastor Jim as he shows us how this ancient wisdom book acknowledges the tension of living life with mystery, restlessness and ennui without trivializing anyone’s lament or cynicism or by offering simplistic, glib, or jejune answers. There is a grand conclusion, and yes, it points to the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Psalms
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Duration:32 mins 8 secs
Views:41
Psalm 92 starts off with the bold declaration that "it is good to give thanks to the Lord!” What is it about giving thanks to God that is so “good” and for whom is it good? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the lyric of this ancient song and tells us the reasons he believes it holds the secrets of a flourishing soul.
Psalms
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Duration:42 mins 53 secs
Views:19
Psalm 91 expresses confidence in God’s power and intention to save those who trust in Him. It begins: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!'” Here we find one of the most comforting and reassuring of all the psalms, filled to overflowing with the promises of God for those who place their hope in God. Join Pastor Jim for an encouraging look at this ancient song of trust and confidence in the Lord.
Psalms
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Duration:44 mins 25 secs
Views:25
Psalm 90 is perhaps the oldest of the psalms and has been attributed to Moses. This amazing ancient song begins to offer answers to some of the biggest questions humanity has ever asked: Who is God? What does it mean to be a human being? Why do bad things happen to “good” people? What is at the heart of God’s invitation to us? Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring study of one of the greatest songs of all time from one of the most honest and humble religious people you’ve ever heard about.
1 Samuel
Sun, May 28, 2017
Duration:43 mins 14 secs
Views:28
In the final chapter of 1st Samuel the Israelite armies are soundly defeated by their arch-enemies, the Philistines. Among those killed in the fighting are King Saul and three of his sons, including David’s good friend Jonathan. What has gone wrong? Has God forgotten them all? What will become of David, his faithful followers and the rest of Israel? Join Pastor Jim as he sums up the timeless truths and hope-filled lessons found in this ancient book which serves as a part of the record of God’s amazing plan of redemption history.
1 Samuel
Sun, May 21, 2017
Duration:41 mins 55 secs
Views:12
After returning to their temporary, Philistine wilderness home in Ziglag, David and his army of 600 men were confronted with a horrific and shocking tragedy. Their village had been razed to the ground and their wives and children kidnapped by the Amalekites. In a fit of frustration and anger David’s men were about to turn on him. How did David respond and what can we learn from this 3,000 year old story about navigating a crisis in our own wilderness experiences? What promises of God remain for those who must go through similar experiences in our own time? Join Pastor Jim for this hopeful story of God’s amazing grace and glorious redemption at work in our lives.
1 Samuel
Sun, May 14, 2017
Duration:31 mins 56 secs
Views:43
David was behind enemy lines again and this time, he was caught on the horns of a moral dilemma. What were the circumstances? What did David do? More importantly, what did God do? There are many timeless truths and practical lessons to be found in 1 Samuel 29. Join Pastor Jim as he unfolds the riches of this ancient Bible passage, as it foreshadows the gospel of grace in Christ.
1 Samuel
Sun, May 07, 2017
Duration:46 mins 54 secs
Views:55
Upon what grounds can we approach God? Does God ever run out of patience toward anyone? 1 Samuel 28 records the account of Israel’s King Saul who had obstinately rejected God but yet continued to try to have God on his own terms. Join Pastor Jim for this sobering study of what happens to the soul that persistently rejects God and this hope-filled study of God’s grace on offer to every sinner.
1 Samuel
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Duration:51 mins 13 secs
Views:63
What happens to people of faith living in an increasingly secularized world? Why might we experience mounting moral tension amidst the shifting societal chaos of our culture? Where can we find God's wisdom on how to walk in God's ways? Join Pastor Jim for this study of 1 Samuel 27 as he reminds us to marvel at the God Who can redeem the best and even the worst among us!
1 Samuel
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Duration:54 mins 33 secs
Views:47
David is a falsely accused fugitive on the run. King Saul, the eastern despot with an army of 3,000 elite forces, is in hot pursuit. 1 Samuel 26 is a story of espionage, intrigue, and a high-risk, near impossible mission that takes David into the enemy camp. There, David will find himself at yet another moral and spiritual crossroad. What should he do? What will he do? Join Pastor Jim for this exciting study from God’s Word.
Holiday Sermons
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Duration:43 mins 36 secs
Views:23
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a centerpiece of Christian belief. The apostle Paul even said that without the Resurrection, Christian faith is in vain. Was the Resurrection of Jesus history or a hoax? What difference does it make whether or not Jesus actually rose from the dead? How would it affect the way we live our lives today? Join Pastor Jim at this inspiring and joyful study from Matthew’s gospel.
Holiday Sermons
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration:38 mins 2 secs
Views:25
Why were they waving their palm branches and throwing their coats on the road in front of the man on the donkey? What was that first Palm Sunday all about? If Jesus really came to save the "lost", just who are they and how is it that Jesus can save them? Join Pastor Jim for this study from the 12th chapter of John's gospel where we'll join the multitudes who have gathered on the main road into Jerusalem to see if we can catch a glimpse of Jesus too.
1 Samuel
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration:46 mins 24 secs
Views:75
1 Samuel 25 presents a stark contrast with chapter 24 as regards David's response to yet another difficult person in his life. This time David is confronted with a wealthy man who also happens to be quite a reckless fool. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the ancient lessons of this chapter which remind us of God's Righteous Judgement, God's Merciful Redemption, and God's Gracious Providence.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Duration:42 mins 29 secs
Views:70
Temptation comes to us in many and diverse forms. Have you ever found yourself at a moral crossroads, confused and wrestling with whether something was God’s will or a temptation to sin? How can we learn to discern the difference? Join Pastor Jim for this helpful study of 1 Samuel 24 where we look at the temptations of opportunity, timing and the majority view.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:61
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:31
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Samuel
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:39 mins 17 secs
Views:26
King Saul had gone completely mad with rage toward David and anyone who appeared to be willing to help David escape. In 1 Samuel 22 Saul commands the slaughter of Ahimelech and so ends the lives of 85 of the priests of the Lord in the ancient town of Nob. What are we to make of this violent action taken by Saul? Why does God allow such evil to occur? How should believers respond to this kind of wickedness and injustice? Join Pastor Jim for a study of one of the darkest events in human history and see how it leads us to the light of the gospel of God’s grace.

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