Sermon Series
  • 1. Pure Joy

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2011
    based on 42 ratings
     | 6,698 views

    1- It’s pure joy to experience trials 2- It’s pure joy to attain wisdom 3- It’s pure joy to be single-minded

    INTRO.- Joy can mean many things to many people. ILL.- A January 1994 Reuters News Service story on Manuel Oliveira's ice cream shop in Merida, Venezuela, reported on his 567 flavors: including onion, chili, beer, eggplant, smoked trout, spaghetti parmesan, chicken with rice, and spinach. He ...read more

  • 2. Humble Circumstances

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2011
    based on 58 ratings
     | 12,813 views

    James speaks of two different people; the rich and the poor. What’s the meaning? 1- Humble means high 2- Rich means low 3- Perseverance means salvation

    INTRO.- The brother in humble circumstances. Did you ever have those? Ever live in humble circumstances? ILL.- One day, a wealthy family man took his son on a trip to the country so he could have his son see how poor country people were. They stayed one day and one night at the farm of a very ...read more

  • 3. When You Are Tempted

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2011
    based on 85 ratings
     | 26,622 views

    What must we do when tempted? What can we do? 1- When tempted - don’t blame God 2- When tempted - do blame yourself 3- When tempted - do look up

    INTRO.- ILL.- Thomas Edison was once asked how he resisted temptations. He said, “Never have any. I don’t have time.” I love his idea of escaping the temptation to do evil. Keep busy doing good. If your life is filled with doing good you will no have time or thought for ...read more

  • 4. Take Note Of This

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2011
    based on 92 ratings
     | 23,649 views

    James says to take note of important matters of life. 1- Take note of your listening 2- Take note of your speaking 3- Take note of your anger 4- Take note of your sin

    INTRO.- Take note of this. Pay attention to this. Pay attention to scripture. This is divine revelation. This is the Word of God. ILL.- One day a professor was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A pre-med student rudely interrupted to ask, "Why do we have to learn this pointless ...read more

  • 5. If You Are Religious

    Contributed on Jan 4, 2012
    based on 239 ratings
     | 37,960 views

    1- If you are religious - listen and do the Word 2- If you are religious - keep a rein on your tongue 3- If you are religious - minister to those in distress 4- If you are religious - keep yourself clean

    INTRO.- ILL.- The two thousand member Baptist church was filled to overflowing capacity one Sunday morning. The preacher was ready to start the sermon when two men, dressed in long black coats and black hats entered thru the rear of the church. One of the two men walked to the middle of the ...read more

  • 6. Don’t Show Favoritism

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 187 ratings
     | 19,347 views

    1- God has chosen the poor to be rich in faith 2- God has given the royal law to be observed 3- God has determined mercy to be triumphant

    INTRO.- ILL.- Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United ...read more