Sermon Series
  • 1. A Faith That Works

    Contributed on May 1, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Introduction to sermon series on James.

    Introduction: A. Perhaps with the exception of Proverbs, there is no more practical book in all the Bible than the letter of James. 1. As a tribute to the inspiration of God, it remains as practical for the 21st century as it was for the first century when it was written. 2. Do people still have more

  • 2. Turning Trials Into Triumphs

    Contributed on May 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    In James 1:2-12 we learn five timeless, spiritual truths that enable us to turn trials into triumphs.

    Introduction: A. In Max Lucado’s book, In The Eye Of The Storm (published in 1991), he tells a story about a parakeet named Chippie. 1. Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage, and the next he was sucked in, washed up and blown over. 2. The more

  • 3. How To Handle Temptation

    Contributed on May 16, 2006
    based on 23 ratings

    Like death and taxes, trials and temptations are a part of life. In this sermon learn that temptations are inevitable, giving into them is inescusable, their pattern is predictable, but the good news is they are conquerable!

    Introduction: A. In the sermon today, we are returning to our sermon series on James called “A Faith That Works.” 1. In our last sermon we learned about turning our trials into triumphs. 2. We talked about the fact that life is difficult, but that in spite of our difficulties our toughest more

  • 4. Religion That Makes A Difference

    Contributed on May 23, 2006
    based on 27 ratings

    Religion that makes a difference is characterized by godly language, godly love and a godly lifestyle. James not only tells us what we should be, he tells us how to get there.

    Introduction A. I heard about a man who came into church late one Sunday. 1. He asked someone in the back of the auditorium, “Is the sermon done yet?” 2. The person wisely answered, “The sermon has been preached, but it has yet to be done.” 3. Wow! You talk about truthful and insightful! 4. more

  • 5. Showing No Favoritism

    Contributed on May 30, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    The church must be the one place in the world where the things which serve to classify and separate people must not be allowed.

    Introduction: A. I read a story about what happened at a church one Sunday morning. 1. As the congregation began to arrive they found a dirty, old vagrant lying beside the church’s front door. 2. Some looked at him and said how awful that someone looking like that is lying outside our beautiful more

  • 6. Taming The Tongue

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Taming the tongue is a challenge for all of us as James points out. In this sermon I give some helpful strategies for controlling the tongue.

    Introduction: A. If your tongue has ever gotten you into trouble, then please raise your hand. 1. Turn to your neighbor and say, “I’m not surprised!” 2. We are not surprised, because it happens to all of us. 3. All of us have had the experience of saying something, and then wishing we had not more

  • 7. The Cure For Conflict

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 87 ratings

    James teaches us not only the cause of conflict, but the cure.

    Introduction: A. Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile – called “Christ of the Andes.” 1. The statue symbolizes a pledge between the two countries. As long as the statue stands, there will be peace between Chile and more

  • 8. Two Kinds Of Wisdom

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    In this sermon we examine what James says about our need to have God’s wisdom and ask for it. Then we see how that Solomon did just that and God answered his prayer.

    A. This is graduation weekend, and we want to recognize and congratulate all our graduates, both college and high school. 1. Being graduation weekend, it is the perfect time to talk about wisdom. 2. Today as we look at the end of James chapter 3, we will see how that James contrasts two kinds of more

  • 9. What Is Your Life?

    Contributed on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 43 ratings

    Since our life is just a mist that quickly vanishes, we must have a plan of action to maximize it and to be prepared to meet our maker.

    Introduction: A. One day a doctor called one of his patients into his office to deliver some very important news. 1. “I have received the results of your tests and I have some bad news and some good news.” 2. The patient was quiet for a moment, sensing the gravity of the announcement, “Let me more

  • 10. Money Talks

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    What is your use of money saying about you?

    Introduction: A. One evening a husband was balancing the checkbook and said to his wife, “You know the old saying, ‘money talks’? Well, ours just said, ’So long!’” 1. I know that we all feel that way sometimes, don’t we? 2. The world we live in runs on money, and it seems that we never have more

  • 11. Patience In Suffering

    Contributed on Aug 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    While we are suffering, James says that there is one thing we must do, and two things we must not do.

    Introduction: A. Dr. Robert Lightner, a long-time faculty member of the theology department at Dallas Theological Seminary was involved in a terrible plane crash. 1. He was in a single-engine plane that flipped over during takeoff. 2. He was badly injured and bruised beyond recognition. His more

  • 12. Prayer Power

    Contributed on Aug 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon contains some observations about effective prayer and a discussion of healing prayer.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a man who went and made a sales presentation to the leadership of a church. 1. When the presentation was over, one of the men in leadership when into the auditorium, knelt down and after a minute of silent prayer, returned and announced in a solemn tone, “The more