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Luke 1:67-80 - Silently Waiting

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Luke 10:1-21 - The Seventy-Two and You
Listen as St. James' Pastor Craig Thighe preaches on Luke 10:1-12 beginning our Following Jesus series. Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.  4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. 5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’  6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.  7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.  9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,  11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’  12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. 13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.  14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.  15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. 16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 1 9 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.  20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
29:41
February 21, 2021
Matthew 11:28-30 - Ash Wednesday
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Matthew 11:28-30 for Ash Wednesday.  St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
18:52
February 17, 2021
Luke 9:28-36 - Jesus' Glory
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 9:28-36 continuing our Good News of Jesus series. The Transfiguration 28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.  29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.  30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.  31 They spoke about his departure, q which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.  32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.  33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.) 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.  35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”  36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
23:33
February 14, 2021
Luke 7:1-10 - Faith in Jesus
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 7:1-10 continuing our Good News of Jesus series. The Faith of the Centurion 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum.  2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.  3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.  4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this,  5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”  6 So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.  8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”  10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
23:55
February 7, 2021
Luke 6:27-36 - The Golden Rule
Listen as St. James' Pastor Craig Thighe preaches on Luke 6:27-36 continuing our Good News of Jesus series. Love for Enemies 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.  30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.  31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.  33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.  34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.  35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.  36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
29:38
January 31, 2021
Luke 5:4-26 - Jesus' Message
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 5:4-26 continuing our Good News of Jesus series. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.  7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”  9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy 12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. e When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.  16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man 17 One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick.  18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.  19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?  23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?  24 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”  25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.” St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
37:36
January 24, 2021
Luke 4:1-13 - Jesus' Good News Over Evil
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 4:1-13 continuing our Good News of Jesus series. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,  2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.  6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.  7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” 9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.  10 For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
23:08
January 17, 2021
Luke 2:41-52 - Jesus' Excellence
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Luke 2:41-52 , continuing our series on the Good News of Jesus. The Boy Jesus at the Temple 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover.  42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.  43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.  44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.  45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.  46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” d 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.  52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
27:19
January 10, 2021
Luke 1:1-4 & 24:18-27 - Jesus' Story
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 1:1-4 & 24:18-27 beginning our Good News of Jesus series. Luke 1:1-4 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,  2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.  3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,  4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 24:18-27 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.  20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;  21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.  22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning  23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.  24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.” 25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”  27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
20:04
January 3, 2021
Luke 2:25-35 - The Song That Never Ends
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 2:25-35, ending our Song of Christmas series. 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.  26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,  28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.  34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,  35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
21:49
December 27, 2020
Christmas 2020 - Heaven's Song
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Christmas Eve 2020. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO.  Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
20:51
December 24, 2020
Luke 1:46-55 - Mary's Song
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Luke 1:46-55, completing our Advent series. Mary’s Song 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
26:54
December 20, 2020
Luke 1:67-80 - Silently Waiting
Listen as St. James' Pastor Craig Thighe preaches on Luke 1:67-80, continuing our Advent series on the songs of Christmas. Zechariah’s Song 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn z of salvation for us in the house of his servant David 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us— 72 to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
22:28
December 13, 2020
Luke 3:1-6 & Isaiah 40:1-5 - What is the Way of the Lord?
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Luke 3:1-6 & Isaiah 40:1-5 , continuing our Advent series on the songs of Christmas. Luke 3:1-6 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. 5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. 6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’ ” Isaiah 40:1-5 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. b 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
28:05
December 6, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 8
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Pastor Craig Thighe discuss  worship. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
33:49
December 2, 2020
Psalm 130 - Heart's Song
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Psalm 130, beginning our Advent series. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. 7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. 8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
24:07
November 29, 2020
Philippians 4:10-23 - Galvanized Contentment
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 4:10-23, finishing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.  15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;  16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.  17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.  18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.  19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
25:15
November 22, 2020
Philippians 4:2-9 - How to Gain Peace of Mind
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Philippians 4:2-9, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.  3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Final Exhortations 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
35:04
November 15, 2020
Philippians 3:17-4:1 - Heavenly Citizenship
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 3:17-4:1, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.  18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.  19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.  20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,  21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity 4 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
23:14
November 8, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 7
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Elizabeth Kuykendall-Kunz, Director of Worship & Arts continue their discussion on worship.
44:42
November 4, 2020
Philippians 3:12-16 - One Thing
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 3:12-16, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.  16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
24:22
November 1, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 6
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Elizabeth Kuykendall-Kunz, Director of Worship & Arts discuss worship.
28:02
October 28, 2020
Philippians 3:1-11 - Knowing Christ
Listen as St. James'  Pastor Craig Thighe preaches on Philippians 3:1-11, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.  2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;  6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ  9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.  10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
25:11
October 27, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 5
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Dr. Wayne Darbonne discuss worship.
22:59
October 21, 2020
Philippians 2:19-30 - Sheer Encouragement
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 2:19-30, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. Timothy and Epaphroditus 19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you.  20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.  22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.  23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.  24 And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon. 25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.  26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.  27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.  28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.  29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,  30 because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
21:40
October 20, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 4
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Pastor Jim Stewart discuss worship.
20:21
October 14, 2020
Philippians 2:12-18 - Working It Out
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 1:12-26, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. Do Everything Without Grumbling 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,  13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky  16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.  17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.  18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
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October 14, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 3
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Dr. Wayne Darbonne discuss worship.
35:10
October 7, 2020
Philippians 2:5-11 - Gaining the Mind of Christ
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Philippians 2:5-11, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
34:45
October 4, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 2
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Worship Leader Ernie Rogers discuss worship.
42:41
September 30, 2020
Philippians 1:27-2:4 - Striving Together
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 1:12-26, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel  28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.  29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,  30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. Imitating Christ’s Humility 2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org
35:19
September 28, 2020
Worship Conversations - Episode 1
Join us as St James' Rachel Stokowski and Dr. Wayne Darbonne discuss worship.
39:27
September 23, 2020
Philippians 1:12-26 - Living Free
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 1:12-26, continuing our Fall series on the book of Philippians. Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.  13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.  14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.  16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.  17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.  18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,  19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.  21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!  23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;  24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.  25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,  26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org.
20:28
September 20, 2020
Philippians 1:1-11 - Galvanized!
Listen as St. James' Dr. Wayne Darbonne preaches on Philippians 1:1-11 to start our Fall series on the book of Philippians. 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you.  4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy  5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.  8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,  10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,  11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org.
31:12
September 15, 2020
Isaiah 43 - A Different Way to Handle Fear and Anxiety
Listen as St. James' Dr. Eugene Scott preaches on Isaiah 43, fear, anxiety and God's ultimate comfort. St. James Presbyterian Church is located in Littleton, CO. Find us on the web at www.sjpres.org or email us at contact@sjpres.org.
26:26
September 7, 2020