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  • How To Draw Near To God (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 13,450 views

    In James 4:7-10, James gives us ten-point road map that shows us how to draw near to God. Let’s look at the first three stops in verses 7-8.

    How To Draw Near To God (Part 1) James 4:7-8 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church June 24, 2001 Introduction: Having spent the last three weeks studying what conflict looks like, the inevitable question that begs to be asked is, “So, what do we do about it? If God ...read more

  • How To Draw Near To God (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 59 ratings
     | 3,256 views

    This morning we’re going to look at the last seven stop on James’ roadmap for drawing near to God.

    How To Draw Near To God (Part 2) James 4:8b-10 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church July 8, 2001 Introduction: Two weeks ago we began to look at what can be described as a ten-stop road map for drawing near to God. James, in chapter four, verses 7-10, of his letter ...read more

  • The Anatomy Of Conflict (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,039 views

    This morning, as we continue our study of the anatomy of conflict, we’re going to begin to look at the worst of all forms of conflict—conflict with God, and how friendship with the world and ignorance to the truths of Scripture help to create this conflict.

    The Anatomy of Conflict (Part 2) James 4:4-5 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church June 10, 2001 Introduction: For those of you who couldn’t be with us last week, we began looking at the anatomy of conflict. James gives us the details of that anatomy in the first six ...read more

  • The Anatomy Of Conflict (Part 3)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 884 views

    Today, as we look at the third characteristic of conflict with God, we’re going to see if we can’t answer the question, “Are we too proud for grace?”

    The Anatomy of Conflict (Part 3) James 4:6 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church June 17, 2001 Introduction: This is our third and final week in our study of the anatomy of conflict. We’ve looked at how conflict with others makes up part of that anatomy. We’ve ...read more

  • The Anatomy Of Conflict (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jun 4, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,273 views

    This morning we’ll begin our study of the anatomy of conflict by looking at conflict with others and the conflicts we face within ourselves. Next week we will spend our time studying what conflict with God looks like.

    The Anatomy of Conflict (Part 1) James 4:1-3 Preached By Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church June 3, 2001 Introduction: It seems apropos that after Eric’s teaching on the importance of knowing love in order to know genuine holiness in our lives we would spend time this morning ...read more

  • Two Kinds Of Wisdom (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on May 22, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,777 views

    We’re going to take a close look at these two kinds of wisdom. In the process, we will see James describe wisdom that is tried (vv. 13), wisdom that is treacherous (vv. 14-16), and wisdom that is true (vv. 17-18). This morning we’re going to study verses 13-16.

    Two Kinds of Wisdom (Part 1) James 3:13-16 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church May 13, 2001 Introduction: We find the following story in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings. King David, probably the greatest king who ever lived on the earth, had just died. His son, ...read more

  • Two Kinds Of Wisdom (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on May 22, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 3,698 views

    In these last two verses of James 3, we see what’s behind godly wisdom (v. 17a). We see what’s at the center of godly wisdom (v. 17b). And we see what follows godly wisdom (v. 18).

  • How To Put Out The Fire Of The Tongue (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on May 7, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 1,986 views

    James recognized that our tongues have the ability to destroy (vv. 5b-6), dispute (vv. 7-8), and double-talk (9-12).

    How To Put Out the Fire of the Tongue (Part 2) James 3:5b-12 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church May 6, 2001 Introduction: Last week we began our study of James 3:1-12 by looking at the first four and a half verses. We looked at what James had to say about putting ...read more

  • How To Put Out The Fire Of The Tongue (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on May 2, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 2,952 views

    One way to organize this passage is to divide it into three primary sections. First we see James deal with the pride of speech (vv. 1-2a). Second he deals with the power of speech (vv. 2b-5a). Lastly, he deals with the perversion of speech (vv. 5b-12).

  • Examples Of Living Faith

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 23, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 6,149 views

    We are going to see living faith in the lives of two people who couldn’t be more different than they were. The contrast between these two personalities would be complete if it had not been for one characteristic that would forever link them.

    Examples of Living Faith James 2:21-26 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 22, 2001 Introduction: During the two weeks prior to Easter, we considered what James had to say about faith and good works—how the two are related and how the two are different. We ...read more

  • The Verdict: "He Is Risen!"

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 1,889 views

    In First Corinthians 15, to make his case for the validity of Christ’s resurrection, Paul presents physical evidence (vv. 1-2), a written statement (vv. 3-4), eyewitness testimony (vv. 5-7), and a star witness (vv. 8-10).

    The Verdict: He Is Risen! I Corinthians 15:1-10 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 15, 2001 Easter Sunday Message Introduction: I love the last song we sang together—“My Redeemer Lives.” I not only sing that song. I believe that song. I know that my ...read more

  • What About Faith And Good Works? (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 1,149 views

    . In this section of James’ letter, we see an objection stated (v. 18a), the objection challenged (vv. 18b-19), and the objector confronted (v. 20).

    What About Faith and Good Works? An Answer to the Skeptic James 2:18-20 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 8, 2001 Introduction: A couple of weeks ago I talked about the way James weaved a courtroom drama throughout his writing, in the first half of chapter ...read more

  • What About Faith And Good Works? (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 2, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 2,869 views

    This morning our focus is going to be on verses 14-17, in chapter two. In this section of the passage we find an assumption (v.14), an analogy (vv. 15-16), and an application (v.17). Included is a historical looks at the relationship between James and Paul.

  • How To Avoid Partiality (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Mar 26, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 2,924 views

    This morning we’re going to look at the third reason in James’ argument against partiality. Partiality violates the Law of God.

    How To Avoid Partiality (Part 2) James 2:8-13 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church March 25, 2001 Introduction: “A deplorable incident occurred in the life of Mahatma Gandhi. He said in his autobiography that during his student days he was interested in the Bible. ...read more

  • How To Avoid Partiality (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,930 views

    Starting this morning, and for the next two weeks, we are going to talk about the issue of partiality, the problem of favoritism, and how we can avoid it in our personal lives and the life of our church.