Contributed on Aug 4, 2009
Trials in the life of a Christian are a norm. But it is how we handles those trials, that separates us from the rest.
From Trouble to Triumph James 2:2-12 Intro Trials in the life of a Christian are a part of life. How we view those trials and handle them is a whole different story though. The Scriptures mention at least eight purposes for the Lord’s allowing trials to come to the lives of His ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2009
Temptation is a given in the life of all Christians, how we handle that temptation is a completely different story. James gives us three simple steps tht we can take to successful push back the temptations that come our way.
How to Handle Temptation James 1:13-18 Intro Do you struggle with temptation? I heard of someone who said, “I don’t struggle with temptation, I just give in to it!” Surely that is not the answer! But the fact is, there isn’t a day that goes by that we are not tempted in some way. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2009
As we continue to study the book of James, we come to the end of chapter one and James emphasis on making the Word of God apart of daily living.
How to Benefit from the Word of God James 1:19-27 Intro At least once each day, we stand before a mirror and review the way we look. If an adjustment is necessary, and it usually is, then we straighten our clothes brush or hair all because the mirror has helped us by revealing things about ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2009
There is no room for favoritism or partiality in the church today and James in Chapter 2, shows us how we can make sure it doesn’t surface in our life or church.
Are You a Christian Snob? James 2:1-13 Intro Let me open tonight by asking you a question, “Are you a Christian Snob?” Before you answer that question too quickly ask yourself this, “Who, outside of your present circle of friends, have you attempted to include in your life recently?” Almost ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2009
If you were to take a quiz about your faith, what kind of faith would you have as a result? James in chapter 2, gives us the foundation of where our faith should be and what it should be.
What Kind of Faith Do You Have? James 2:14-26 Intro If you have a Facebook account on your computer at home to keep up with friends and family, you will have seen quizzes taken by people you know, which are usually titled “What kind of…” or “Which one of…” They are just for fun and can be ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2009
James in chapter 3, makes the point that the tongue is a great destroyer in the church, if not controlled. And at the same time can be a great builder as well, if used with Godly wisdom.
Are You Burning or Building the Kingdom? James 3:1-12 Intro One of the greatest things about our society is that we are a people that like to build, especially here in America. If someone builds a bigger building than we do, we simply build one bigger. You only have to look into the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2009
Most Christians understand “grace” as it applies to salvation that is that Jesus did something for them that they could never do for themselves. We tend to get a little fuzzy when it comes to grace as it applies in the Christian life.
Living in Uncommon Grace James 4:4-10 Intro Most Christians understand “grace” as it applies to salvation that is that Jesus did something for them that they could never do for themselves. By his death on the cross in our place, He paid our sin debt. He gives us a new standing before God ...read more