Sermon Series
  • 1. Good News About Hard Times

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 113 ratings

    God takes the hard times of our lives and will use them to change us into the image of His Son if we will give them to Him.

    Read Text: James 1:1-4, 12 Patriotic pride is at an all time high lately, and as we come to the 226th celebration of our nation’s birthday, you are going to be seeing the symbols of the US everywhere. Stars and stripes, fireworks and eagles are going to be all over the place in the weeks to more

  • 2. Is Anybody Out There Wise?

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    God wants us to be wise not so that we can get ahead in life, but so that we can know how to be godly in every circumstance in life.

    Imagine that a genie appeared to you just like in the movie Aladin. Instead of granting you 3 wishes, you get the economy version and the genie tells you that you are granted 1 wish of your choice. (As Genie on Aladin says, “Ixniah on wishing for more wishes”) What do you choose? So many things more

  • 3. God's Choice & Our Choices

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    Temptation offers us many choices that might distract us from serving God. We have the choice to follow God because of one ultimate choice God made on our behalf.

    Recently I heard about a middle school in Oregon that faced a unique problem. It seems that a number of girls there were going into the bathrooms and putting on their lipstick. After they put it on their lips, they pressed their lips to the mirrors leaving dozens of little lip prints. I guess they more

  • 4. The Fortunes Of God's People

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 76 ratings

    The fortunes of God’s people are not determine by their bank account, but by their relationship with God.

    In China many years ago there lived an old man, with his son and a horse. Back in those days, having a horse was like owning a car today, so you can well imagine how valuable a property the animal must have been. One morning, when the man went to his field to feed the horse, the animal was gone. more

  • 5. Doing The Word

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2002
    based on 199 ratings

    In order for us to become everything God desires us to be, we must listen to His Word and allow it to conform our behavior to His Will.

    At the age of 33, Erik Weihenmayer is a phenomenal athlete who loves to skydive, snow ski and climb mountains. Mountain climbing is his specialty. As a matter of fact, he is on track to be one of the youngest to climb all of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the continents. In 1995 more

  • 6. Avoid Adultery

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 51 ratings

    The only way to avoid spiritual adultery against God is to humble ourselves enough to obey Him.

    One of the most common characters for children to learn about in Sunday School when they are young is Samson. Kids love to hear about the guy who was so powerful that nobody could beat him up. His physical strength was so great that he was able to bring a huge building down by pushing on the more

  • 7. Taking Care Of The Tongue

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 76 ratings

    The words that come out of our mouth only reveal what lies in the heart. The only real way to take care of a tongue problem is to allow God to change our heart.

    Maybe you’ve heard the saying “What you do speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you say.” In James 2:18, the passage we looked at last week, the brother of Jesus writes, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by more

  • 8. Developing A Dynamic Faith

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 329 ratings

    James warns us that faith that does nothing at all is not real faith. Faith can be either dead, demonic, but God is looking for dynamic faith from His followers.

    Read Text: James 2:14-26 Over the centuries, the human race has passed along alot of wisdom from generation to generation. “Wise old sayings” are a part of every day life, and we use them without thinking. “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.” Lots of great insight into life is passed more

  • 9. Living As If God Matters

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 86 ratings

    Nadab & Abihu serve as examples of what happens when we trivialize God and begin to live as if God doesn’t matter. Thank God for the grace that saves us from the consequences of our sin.

    The story of Nadab and Abihu is not one of the most prominent in the Bible. - Unlike Samson last week, not one of those commonly taught in Sunday School. - Not in many people’s top 10 list. Some are probably thinking “Nadab & Abi-who?” The Hebrews had just been led out of Egypt. They had more

  • 10. Omission

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 104 ratings

    Sin not only includes doing bad things. It also involves not doing the things we know we should do.

    What is the first word a little baby learns to recognize? It would be so nice if it were “momma” or “daddy” but anyone who has been around children knows that it’s not true. The first word a child learns to recognize, and because it is an easy one to say, the first one they learn to say is usually more

  • 11. Which God For You

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2002
    based on 106 ratings

    Every person must choose which god he/she will serve. James challenges us not only to recognize the choice, but to choose the God who will never fail us.

    I recently heard a story about several guys who were in the locker room of a private exercise club. They were all talking when a cell phone laying on the bench rang. One man picked it up without hesitation, and the following conversation ensued: "Hello?" "Honey, It’s me." "Oh, hi dear!" "I’m at more

  • 12. How Strong Is Your Heart?

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2002
    based on 57 ratings

    It takes a strong heart to forego revenge in order to allow for the Lord’s retribution.

    In his autobiography, Number 1, Billy Martin tells about a hunting trip he took to Texas with Mickey Mantle. Mickey had a friend who would let them hunt on his land. When they reached the sprawling Texas ranch, Mickey told Billy to wait in the car while he checked in with his friend. Mickey’s more

  • 13. Facing God Wherever You Are

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 294 ratings

    Through prayer, James urges us to seek God’s face no matter what our circumstances.

    Facing God, Wherever You Are Recently there has been much information in the media about the Islamic faith. You might have learned more about the Muslims in the last year than you did all the rest of your life. I was interested to learn about one of their “Five Pillars of Faith,” the binding more

  • 14. Brother's Keeper

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 108 ratings

    No matter what Cain might lead us to believe, we are our brother’s keeper.

    After God finished creating a perfect world for us to live in, He gave us the capacity to manage and affect that world. With that privilege and responsibility, human beings allowed sin to enter into the world. Once sin entered the picture, a creation that God had declared "very good" began to more