Contributed on Jan 6, 2003
With the discovery of the James Ossuary and its arrival in Toronto, we’ve decided to crack open James. This is a biographical sermon about the man
Saint James – Who Was This Man? January 5th 2003 Acts 15:1-35, 21:17-26 The Ossuary Back in October, this amazing and almost unbelievable discovery came to light. A French scientist/historian had made the discovery of an ossuary with the inscription “James son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2003
The trials in our life are never easy, but God uses them to refine us into better people.
James 1:1-18 January 12, 2003 Trials - God’s Hard Gifts Last week we looked at the Man James, brother of Jesus. Today, we begin to look at the letter that he left us in the New Testament. Jesus was prophesied to be a man of sorrows, well acquainted with grief; his brother James also ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2003
Our Faith in Jesus is marked by our actions of obedience
James 1:19-27 January 19, 2003 Doers of the Word Introduction – The evangelical world of books and conferences, even long sermons We can spend so much time reading, learning and celebrating the word that we have no time to actually apply it! I hope that things are changing, but the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2003
We might say "The clothes make the man," but God is more interested in the heart, and so should we be.
James 2:1-13 January 26, 2003 Not What The Eye Sees They say “the clothes make the man.” It is probably not that the clothes make the man, but that the clothes make our opinion of the man, or the woman. When I was in university, I was heavily involved with a Christian group on ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2003
James tells us the tongue is impossible to tame, and then tells us to tame it! Here’s how God helps us do the impossible.
James 3:1-12 February 9, 2003 Taming the Tongue The Power of Words I love you, you’re important to me, thank you so much, how can I repay you, you look really nice today, I like your new haircut, great job, this place wouldn’t be the same without you, I’m proud of you, you are ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2003
Just as true faith is shown but good deeds, so to true wisdom is shown by good deeds and good character
James 3:13-18 February 16, 2003 True & False Wisdom James has been talking about what faith looks like – faith is shown by its good deeds, and its ability to control its tongue. From talking about the bad that come out of our mouths, he turns to the good that can come out of mouth – ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2003
James tells us that our faith must be integrated into our Business decisions, as well as the ethics of how we earn our money and how we spnd it.
James 4:13-5:6 March 9, 2003 Jesus – He’s Not Just for Sundays Anymore! Glen was telling me a while back about a book he had seen. It was a take off on “women are from Venus, Men are from Mars,” the title was “Men are Waffles, Women are Spaghetti.” The idea is that the way that our ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2003
We might ache for the redemption of creation, but James calls us to wait patiently.
James 5:7-12 Patiently waiting for Christ’s Return What are you going to do when Spring finally comes? – tell your neighbour What are you going to do when Christ finally comes? – tell your neighbour Revelation 21 The New Jerusalem 1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2003
Practical teaching about healing ministry
James 5:13 –18 March 23, 2003 The Prayer of Faith 13Is any one of you in trouble? You should pray. Is anyone happy? Sing songs of praise. 14Is any one of you sick? Call the elders of the church to pray over you and anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in ...read more