Contributed on Jun 2, 2014
Nuclear power can be harnessed to bring destruction or benefit. The same is true for our tongue.
Sermon Notes June 1, 2014 Tests for the Tongue James 1:5-12 At 5 AM on July 16, 1945, in northern New Mexico, the pre-dawn sky was instantaneously illuminated by the blinding flash. The mushroom cloud from the first Atomic detonation spilled upward for 40,000 feet and was visible for 60 ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2014
Are Christians promised physical healing through prayer and anointing?
Imagine one of these situations: Your wife has been in a terrible car accident. There is internal organ damage. The doctors do not give much chance of survival. You are distraught with grief and concern for her well being. Your ten year old daughter is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2014
The way that JAMES introduces himself tells us that he possesses the character trait of HUMILITY. Today we want to learn about that character trait so that we can apply it to the way that we relate to others.
James, Servant of God James 1:1 How do you introduce yourself? The way you introduce yourself says a lot about you. SOME.... Tell you their life story. SOME.... Ask questions about the other person. SOME.... Wait to be introduced. Whether it is on a RESUME, or at a PARTY, or your FIRST ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2014
These principles from James 1 will help us keep the faith when trials come.
Recently, Addie Zierman wrote an article on“Five Churchy Phrases that are Scaring Off Millenials.” This age group currently in their 20's objects to statements that appear insincere or dishonest. One of the statements that doesn’t pass the “sniff test” with them is ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2014
We All need God’s help and will receive it when we choose the path of Wisdom
How can you honor God when faced with important decisions? In the 1989 blockbuster, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Jones is battling an evil Nazi scientist. Jones and the scientist are at the end of their quest and are in a room filled with chalices, one of which is supposedly ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2014
Your speech reveals whether your heart has been changed by the Word.
Your speech reveals whether your heart has been changed by the Word. James 1:19-26 Our Words to Others Reveal our Faithfulness to God The theme of “STEADFASTNESS” is still prevalent, even in this passage on the tongue. (1:25) James will address the tongue again in 3:1-12 He ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2014
We can have victory because God is greater than the temptation that comes our way, God has determined that we will ultimately gain victory over sin, and He is FOR US in this current struggle.
Why do I sin? In a lovers dispute in Alaska, 28 year old Gordon Druck, was charged with misdemeanor assault and second-degree felony burglary for allegedly pushing his girlfriend to the ground and later breaking into the village school where she was hiding from him. He told troopers “I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2014
James writes to these troubled believers and reveals the manner in which Believers should respond to the NEEDY
James 1:26–27 "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. " "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2014
We cannot keep the faith if we show partiality.
Mahatma Ghandi was touched by the gospel when he was young. He hoped that the gospel would free India from its Caste system. He went to a church in his neighborhood and was met at the door, dressed in his humble lower class clothes. He was met by ushers who told him that there were other ...read more