Sermons by Donald McLean

Three Habits of an Active Faith

James 1:22 records some of the most challenging words in the Bible – “Be doers of the word,” James writes, “and not hearers only!” According to James, there is no such thing as a Christian whose life is not being changed because of his or her faith in Jesus. In this sermon, we examine three…

Passing the Temptation Trap

What does it look like to put our faith in action when we are tempted to sin? That’s the question James takes on in James 1:12-18. The answer, he tells us, is that we need to stand strong against temptation by relying on the spiritual resources we have in the Lord. In this sermon, we…

God’s Solution to Life’s Problems

Some puzzles are harder than others (we’re looking at you, Rubik’s Cube!). But the hardest puzzles are the personal ones that affect our lives directly. In James 1:2-11, we read about God’s solution to three of life’s most common and puzzling problems — what to do about troubles, decisions, and money. Text = James 1:2-11.…

Shaped to Serve

Most followers of Jesus know that serving the Lord is a big part of the Christian life. But how can we figure out where to serve the Lord when there are so many glaring needs? That’s the question we tackle in this sermon as we borrow Rick Warren’s “SHAPE” model for discerning where and how…

Christmas Treasures

“O Come let us adore Him!” the great Christmas carol declares. But why? What is it about the birth of Jesus that so invites our praise and worship? In this sermon, we answer that question by using the gifts of the magi to talk about three Christmas-related reasons that the Lord Jesus is worthy of…