Sermon Series
  • 1. Why Pray?

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2009
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    James’ encouagement toward prayer is examined with emphasis on the meaning of the statement "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."

    Why Pray? James 5:13-18 8-23-09 Intro Have you ever felt like your prayers were not accomplishing anything? There have been times while praying that this thought crossed my mind, “This is a waste of time; nothing is going to change; go do something else.” Is there anybody here that has more

  • 2. James: From Unbelief To Unreserved Devotion

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
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    Sermon examines life of James, the Lord’s brother, as author of the the Epistle of James.

    James: From Unbelief to Unreserved Devotion James 1:1 4-6-08 Intro I want to begin this morning with a family conflict—a conflict that Jesus had with his brothers in John 7. The four brothers were named James, Joses, Jude, and Simon (Mk 6:3). Of course, they were half brothers since Joseph more

  • 3. When Life Really Gets Hard (I)

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
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    Benefits gained by those who persevere through trials are discussed. James tells us to rejoice in hardship; sermon examines why.

    When Life Gets Really Hard James 1:2-12 4-13-08 How would you respond this morning if you received a call telling you that terrorists had just blown up your house and your insurance had expired yesterday? How would you respond if your boss called to tell you his business had fall off and he more

  • 4. When Life Really Gets Hard (Ii)

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    God gives wisdom to those who ask and enables them to successfully navigate difficult circumstances in life.

    When Life Gets Really Hard (II) James 1:5-12 4-27-08 We are currently in the book of James, chapter 1. James begins this book with the subject of trials. Is anybody in a trial at this time in your life? Has anybody here walked thru a few valleys during your Christian journey? What is the more

  • 5. Navigating Your Trial Successfully

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
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    Sermon discusses the importance of choices made during trying experiences and how to make wise choices.

    Navigating Your Trial Successfully James 1:12-18 5-4-08 We’ve been talking about trials in James Chapter one. In the first 12 verses we learned that if we persevere through the trial, God will work some wonderful things in us during the process and in the end we will receive a crown of life. more

  • 6. Blessed Hearers

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
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    How can we enjoy the blessing of God on our lives? Is it possible for a person to go to church every week and still not enjoy God’s blessing? According to James, it is. What is needed on our part for the blessing God has for us to be fully realized and en

    Blessed Hearers James 1:19-25 5-11-08 This morning I’m reading our text from the New International Version. “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God more

  • 7. The Real Deal

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009

    Sermon contrasts religious form with spiritual substance with reference made to decline and need for revival that occurred in Israel’s history.

    The Real Deal James 1:25-27 5-25-08 Our story opens this morning in 2 Samuel 6:12-15 “Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of more

  • 8. Catering To The Rich And Influencial

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Problem of catering to rich and showing respect of persons is addressed.

    Catering to the Rich & Influential James 2:1-13 6-1-08 Intro Have you ever been in a church that catered to the rich? There was a mega church back west where a pastor was leading a corporate prayer meeting. His prayer went something like this, “Lord, send us successful people. Send us the more

  • 9. Is Your Faith For Real?

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 17 ratings

    The difference between a superficial believeism and a transforming faith in Jesus Christ is examined.

    Is Your Faith For Real? James 2:14-26 6-8-08 Intro Text: James 2:14-26 James opens this discussion with two rhetorical questions in verse 14, “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” or more accurately the NIV asks, more

  • 10. Stewardship Of Our Words

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    Stewardship is not only about how we manage our money; but we are also stewards of how we manage our tongues. The powerful influence of our words is examined in the light of James’ exhortation.

    Stewardship of Our Words James 3:1-12 6-29-08 Intro When I was about 8 years old my friends were joining the Cub Scouts. I wanted to be with them so I asked my mother if I could join too. I didn’t know why at the time; but she tried to talk me out of it. But then I would see my friends at more

  • 11. Discerning True Wisdom (I)

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2009
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    Sermon explores question: How can we discern godly wisdom & distinguish it from the counterfeit?

    Discerning True Wisdom (I) James 3:13-18 7-13-08 Intro As background for our message this morning, I want to begin by reading a crucial bit of advice. What is the most important thing in life? What are you pursuing in life? I have known some people who spend most of their time and energy in more

  • 12. Discerning True Wisdom (Ii)

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2009
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    Characteristics of godly wisdom are examined.

    Discerning True Wisdom (II) James 3:17 7-20-08 Introduction Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is the principle thing: Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” If wisdom is to be our principle pursuit in life we need to know exactly what the Scripture is talking about when it more