Sermon Series
  • 1. Getting The Best From Life

    Contributed on May 2, 2010

    Getting the best from life means being the person God wants you to be.

    HOW TO DO LIFE Getting the Best from Life James 1:1 * One of the largest sections in any bookstore today is the “self-help” section. In this section, you will discover titles like “how to become a millionaire”, ‘how to do woodworking”, or even ‘how to more

  • 2. The Truth About Trials

    Contributed on May 2, 2010

    Trials are designed to mature us. Growing old is not synonomous with growing up

    Truth about Trials James 1:2-4 * (Show clip from Forrest Gump – Life is like a box of chocolates) – Did you hear that last line? “You never know what you are going to get.” My comment is that while there is ‘some’ truth in the previous statement, I believe more

  • 3. A Life Worth Living

    Contributed on May 16, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    A message which speaks of asking and receiving.

    A Life Worth Living James 1:3-8 * There is a story of two garment workers in New York City. One was a cutter and one was a stitcher. They were working side by side. They got to talking about vacations. One said he was looking forward to his vacation and the other said he was not going on a more

  • 4. A Double Minded Person

    Contributed on May 16, 2010
    based on 28 ratings

    This messages attempt to give a picture, the problems, and the prescription for the double-minded.

    Double-Minded James 1:8 • One day a man was asked if he thought ignorance and apathy played a part in the condition of our culture today. He responded, “I don’t know and don’t care.” • This past week I read this story; two men who lived in a small village got more

  • 5. Understanding The Journey

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2010

    To get to the right place in life, we must understand some of the Kingdom Principles and the Biblical map that guide us.

    Understanding the Journey James 1:9-11 * My sister and brother were born with web fingers. Sis had 3 fingers webbed while my brother had 2. To separate these fingers would require expensive surgeries and we were not a financially wealthy family. The obvious answer to this dilemma was to have them more

  • 6. What’s In It For Me

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2010

    Taking this popular mantra and applying it to James 1:12, the message brings to light how thin and shallow this approach to life really is.

    How to Do Life What’s In It for ME? James 1:12 * (Show the title on the screen.) Please read this phrase with me (read). Last week I Googled this phrase and returned 414,000,000 hits. We live in a “What’s in it for me (WIIFM)” culture. It begins with people’s approach to government which only more

  • 7. Look For The Hook

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Having taken the title from a message that I heard over 20 years ago, this message teaches about the ’hook’ of temptation.

    How to Do Life Look For the Hook James 1:13-16 * Fishing is a fun sport and I really like it. Dad has a catfish pond and almost every time we go home, I wet a hook. However, do you know what I’ve discovered about those fish? They’re fickled. The bait that they ‘tear up’ one day will not even more

  • 8. The Desire Of The Father

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2010

    God has some expectations for His children and His creation.

    The Desire of the Father James 1:16-18 * Parents want the best for their children. In the 21st century American culture, parents go beyond the call to make sure that their kids have ‘all the things that I didn’t have.’ Candidly, this is done with the best of intentions but ‘too much too soon’ more

  • 9. Just Do It

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2010
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    Our Lord wants us to be ’doers’, ’hearers’, and obedient!

    Just Do It – Pt 1 James 1:19-21 * Nike is a mega-sports company which is known for its slogan, “Just do it.” From God’s word today let’s consider this slogan but let’s add three words, “For the Lord.” We don’t “do” for our salvation, we do from our salvation. We don’t do to ‘gain’ eternal more

  • 10. The Person I’m Designed To Be

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2010

    Speaking about a Wasted or wise life, this message calls us to examine ourselves.

    The Person I’m Designed to Be James 1:22-25 * Have you ever taken a few minutes to consider this question? “What am I really designed to be?” Think about it this way, according to Jeremiah 1:4-5, the same God who designed the entire universe is the one who formed you in your mother’s womb. more

  • 11. The Old Time Religion

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    The old time religion is real--and not what you think

    The Old Time Religion James 1:26-27 * (The Song – Old Time Religion) Singing this song evokes emotional memories of days past. Candidly, most of us affectionately remember ‘The Old Time Religion’ but we have difficulty authentically remembering ‘The Old Time Religion.’ The things we remember more

  • 12. All People Matter To God

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2010

    James speaks abruptly to believers who recognize status. This message teaches that all people matter because the ground is level at the cross.

    All People Matter To God James 2:1-12 * Let’s begin tonight by reviewing our “Core Values”. 1) The Bible is our guide book. 2) God loves us and has a plan for us. 3) All People matter to God. 4) We seek to honor God in all we do. 5) The Local church (that’s us) is the hope of the world. We more

  • 13. Judgment Is Coming

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2010
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    In the processes of our life, we should be preparing for the Judgment to come.

    How to Do Life Judgment Is Coming! James 2:12-13 * Once when Alabama was playing Auburn, Coach Bear Bryant sent in his 2nd string quarterback with instructions to run on every play and he had better not pass the ball. Alabama led by three points and only had to run the clock out to win. Three more

  • 14. The Proof Of Faith

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2010
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    Authentic Faith is always accompanied by works.

    The Proof of Faith James 2:14-26 * To establish a historical event is to depend on two principles; a) evidence. Evidence is all we have left of past events because we cannot recreate them and, b) determine what is probable, not what is possible. All kinds of things are ‘possible’, but more

  • 15. The Face Of Favoritism

    Contributed on May 21, 2011
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    After 8 months sidetrack, this message brings us back to James to hear his words about living and life. Favoritism is an ugly thing anywhere at anytime, but especially for God’s family.

    The Face of Favoritism James 2:1-13 * I recently read a story about a man who was the interim pastor of a church. He hadn’t been at the church for long, so the people didn’t know him very well yet. (Interim pastors are in a very unique position. Many times they have a lot more insight into what’s more

  • 16. What Kind Of Faith

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2011
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    The question is this; what kind of faith do I have? James offers of 4 possibilities - 3 of which are no good.

    What Kind of Faith James 2:14-26 * I suggest we live in the “MENU AGE.” That is to say, we desire to have a choice about anything we do. We drive up to McDonald’s, are asked “what would you like” only to say, “Wait a minute, let me look at the menu.” As a culture, we have decided that we more

  • 17. The Most Powerful Member In The Church

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Of all the members we have, the tongue boasts of great power. This message offers 4 different types of power which the tongue possesses.

    How to Do Life The Most Powerful member in the Church James 3:1-12 * This world is has a deep thirst for power. Governments fall, corporations collapse, organizations explode, & churches implode over this issue of power. Everyone is truly interested in power; who has it and/or can I get it! more

  • 18. The Right Kind Of Wisdom

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2011

    James teaches us about several kinds of wisdom. This message points to those types and gives the RIGHT one to seek.

    How to Do Life The Right Kind of Wisdom James 3:13-18 Have you ever met someone who seemingly was a great intellect (book-smart) but had no ‘common’ (horse) sense? It’s almost the mad scientist persona where he can perform great academic feats but has trouble tying his shoe. more

  • 19. Dealing With Difficulty As A Believer

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2011

    James addresses ’wars and fights’ in a way which we sometimes miss.

    Dealing with Difficulty as a Believer James 4:1-10 * Ever since Genesis 3, mankind has been in the throes of fights, wars, struggles, suffering, which are generically called, difficulties. It is a never ending battle. No matter what you call them, we face these every day. You have heard me say more

  • 20. God's Word To The Rich

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2012
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    God's word has much to say about being "wealthy." This message reminds us about 'some' of what God has to say.

    God’s Word to the Rich James 5:1-6 * Believe it or not, it is not a sin to be rich. However, we need to recognize two truths; First, when compared to this world we are ‘rich’ and next, because scripture has so much to say on the subject, we need to pay attention to this text. more

  • 21. Get Ready

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2012
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    This message gives come ’bullet-like’ points to be ready for His coming as well as to how to live life.

    GET READY James 1:7-12 * In 1998 the four-time Governor of Alabama George Wallace died, but before his death he openly admitted that when he stood at the door of the University of Alabama and denied entrance to blacks, he was wrong. He apologized for that action and became something of a hero more

  • 22. Prone To Wander

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    The human heart is deceitful and will lead us astray. From the Hymn writer who said, "Prone to Wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to Leave the God I love. HERE'S MY HEART Lord, take and seal it."

    How to Do Life Prone To Wander - #23 of 24 Jerry Watts James 5:19-20 * I begin by reminding you that James is writing to ‘believers in the faith.’ * The last verse of the hymn “Come Thou Fount” is very revealing. It reveals something about us which we don’t more