Contributed on May 13, 2011
Why do we face trials? How are we to react to them and why?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Do you ever wonder why we face so many trials in life? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to coast through life problem and trial free? I think it would. • Have you noticed that since you gave your life to Jesus, the trials of life have not stopped? What’s with ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2011
We can go from Riches to Rags in a hurry!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I was watching one of those crime shows on the dish the other day. This was a story of a young lady who went missing after going into a bar. • Authorities have no idea where this young lady went, or what happened to her. • In an effort to locate this young lady, the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2011
We need understand the truth concerning temptation.
INTRODUCTION • VIDEO CLIP PC • SLIDE #1 • Dan Evans has made it all the way to the small town of Contention where he is being paid $200 to deliver outlaw Ben Wade to the 3:10 train. • Wade’s outlaw gang has been trailing them and Dan’s son William has snuck along and is now caught up in the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2011
We can be a hero to the ones we bring to Jesus. We have to decide to live the life in order to be that hero.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • How many of you when you were children would dress up like a super hero or pretend you were some action hero? • I never knew girls to do this but I know but many little boys at some point would come running out of the house in our underwear with some sort of cape ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2011
WE must guard against this subtle sin, it can do a lot of damage.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you noticed that in life there are sins that we really do not give much thought to? • We understand big ones like, murder, stealing, etc... You can add to the list. • There are sins that are a little more subtle. On the surface they do not really seem to cause ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2011
One strike and you are out! Is that the game you want to play.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • I love baseball, I love everything about the game, I LOVED playing it, I love watching it, and I loved coaching it. • Baseball is fun for both athlete and nerd alike. It takes a lot of skill to hit a round ball with a round bat when the ball is doing all kinds of crazy ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2011
We have to decide WHAT kind of faith we will have!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • There is a widely told story that George Sweating, in his book on James, "How to Solve Conflicts," tells. • It is the story of Charles Blondin (28 February 1824 – 19 February 1897), the great French daredevil and tightrope walker. • While performing on a cable across ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2011
We can prevent many fires by controlling what we say!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • How do many fires start? They usually start with a small flame or a small spark. • The fires we recently experienced were most likely started by a small spark. • The one near the fort started from what I was told from a spark from a bulldozer hitting a rock. • It is ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2011
We have to decide whose wisdom we are going to follow. James gives us a great breakdown of what the world has to offer verses what God has to offer.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Wisdom is defined as prudence, discretion, the capacity to understand. It is what leads us to act wisely in life. Wisdom being able to apply knowledge in a way that pleases God. • Now, when you think about life from the Christian perspective there are ...read more
Contributed on Jul 29, 2011
We need to realize that when we cheat on God we do a lot of damage to ourselves. James shares with us how to cheat-proof or relationship with God
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • The issue we will examine this morning is not a particularly fun one or a comfortable one to talk about. I pray it will open our eyes to the potential problem it can become in our relationship with Jesus. • For those who are married, do you remember your wedding day? ...read more
Contributed on Aug 5, 2011
We need to be very careful when we start to speak evil of another! Our speech will reveal a lot about us.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • As we have been embarking on our journey through James, we have seen a lot of stuff that the church was dealing with. • As we have examined the various subjects, it seems clear that over time not a lot has changes. • People will always have ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2011
Is Jesus the Lord of your plans?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • As you live your life, are you the type that just lets life happen to you or are you the type who likes to plan out the day and life in general? • If you are a planner do you just have a general plan for life or do you plan every detail to the nth degree? • When you ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2011
What are we to do while we wait for the return of our Lord?
INTRODUCTION • PC VIDEO CLIP • SLIDE #1 • I do not know about you but I have a hard time being patient! • I’m the type of person who will ask God for patience but only on one condition - I WANT IT NOW. • I would be a poor doctor because I have no patience. I’ve heard it said, "If patience is a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2011
A prayer of faith can change a lot of things
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • When life gets difficult or when things are tough, what is the first thing we do? Where do we turn to? • How do we react when things are not going well for us? • What is one the most under-utilized gifts we have from God? • What is one of the most easily exercised ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2011
Just as those brave rescue workers dashed back into the burning twin towers to try to rescue those in peril we too must be willing to help rescue a brother or sister in Christ who is wandering from the truth/
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One of the things I will never forget about the 9/11 attack was seeing brave firefighters, first responders, and other personnel rushing back into the burning twin towers making every effort to try to save those who were in danger. • From what I understand about the ...read more