Contributed on Oct 7, 2011
Our belief in Jesus and His calling on our lives dictates how we act therefore we should stop compromising with worldly values and behaviour and give ourselves wholly to the Lord. This applies to the way we deal with trials and temptations.
Message James 1:1-18 - “Trials and Temptations” Today we are going to begin an 8 part sermon series on the book of James. When you start a series it helps to have a bit of insight into some background issues about the author and those who he is writing too. A good place to start is James ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2011
Our belief in Jesus and His calling on our lives dictates how we act therefore we should stop compromising with worldly values and behaviour and give ourselves wholly to the Lord. To do this we should Accept the Word Apply the Word Activate the Word
Message Speak No Evil. Do No Evil. A sermon on James 1:19-27. Before we get into our text let me quickly remind you about the overall purpose of James. No matter where we find ourselves in society there should never be a difference between our beliefs and our actions. Our circumstances do ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2011
God doesn’t show favourites and neither should we
Message Everyone wants to feel loved. Corporate leaders and the lowest paid workers. White collar, blue collar and unemployed. The oldest members of society through to the youngest. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what stage of life you are in, there are few exceptions. Everybody wants to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2011
Our faith works.
Message What is faith? Story 1 - Blondin In the late 1800’s there was a famous French tightrope walker called Charles Blondin. Blondin’s greatest act of fame came in June of 1859 when he attempted to become the first person to cross a tightrope stretched over 400 metres across the mighty ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2011
As those who are called to live our faith we need to restrain our tongues. To do so takes the use of heavenly wisdom.
Message James 3:1-18 “Showing Restraint” I’ve been sitting in the food court of Chermside Shopping Centre when a child will throw themselves on the floor yelling and screaming and hitting the ground all the while ignoring the pleas of his mother to calm down and be quiet. And she is ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2011
The call in this chapter is to submit to God through the way we speak to each other and through the way we speak to God.
Message James 4:1-17 Submission To God Here is a simple question. If you are a Christian do you need to submit to God? How many people here would say “yes” (hands up). How many people would say “no” (hands up). Ok, now how many people here know that they do not submit to God all the time ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2011
We will be faced with situations of oppression in life. Rather than respond with retaliation we are called to be patient.
Message James 5:1-12 Being Patient I’ve been very intrigued by the “Occupy Movement” who feel they have been hard done by. If you look at the statistics you might agree. Wealth is unfairly distributed. In America 1% of the population owns 35% of the wealth. 80% of the population owns 15% ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2011
James calls us to pray in all circumstances ... for ourselves as well as for each other. This is a means by which we can help each other not wonder from the truth
Message James 5:13-20 “Being Prayerful” In our modern age of instant messaging, information technology and the i-gadgets it is fast becoming obvious that skills from the past are becoming a dying art. Knitting Talk about the fact that no one knits. My mum and her knitting • woollen ...read more