Sermon Series
  • 1. Identify Yourself

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 22 ratings
     | 5,476 views

    James identifies himself, his Lord and his audience in the introduction to his epistle. What is your identification?

  • 2. The Purpose Of Testing

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 5,056 views

    As Christians today, we have to endure testing. But God doesn’t only call us to endure it, He calls us to have joy in it. He calls us to have joy in it because there is a purpose behind it.

  • 3. The Nature Of Testing

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,204 views

    Like everything ordained by God, He intends testing and trials for our good. But Satan twists God’s good tests into temptation. His desire is for us to fail God’s good tests by succumbing to the temptation he brings from them.

  • 4. The Promise In Testing

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,277 views

    While testing is an everyday part of the Christian life, we can take comfort in the promises God has given us.

  • 5. Test 1: The Bible Test

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 70 ratings
     | 22,887 views

    The first test of faith we must pass is the Bible test. In order for our faith to be real, we must receive God’s holy, inspired, infallible Word the right way and respond to it the right way.

  • 6. Test 2: Preference Test

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 61 ratings
     | 20,515 views

    When we glory in the status of people, we forget how far we all fall short of the glory of God. The only thing we can glory in is the imputed righteousness of Christ. We forget that when we don’t treat people right.

  • 7. Test 3: Works Test

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2007
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,600 views

    We don’t work for our faith—true Christians work as a result of our faith. The right kind of works are always a sure test to prove the genuineness of faith. James continues with the third test of faith—the works test.

  • 8. Test 4: The Tongue Test

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 46,526 views

    Jesus said what is in a person’s heart inevitably comes out of his mouth. As water flows from a well, words from your mouth reveal the source’s purity. Knowing that, it makes sense that James would make the tongue test a test of true faith.

  • 9. Test 5: The Wisdom Test, Part 1

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 66 ratings
     | 9,688 views

    There are two types of wisdom—man’s wisdom and the kind of wisdom that only comes from God. The kind of true wisdom that only comes from God is evidence of real faith.

  • 10. Test 5: The Wisdom Test, Part 2

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 69 ratings
     | 18,982 views

    What kind of wisdom passes the test of faith? The kind of wisdom that James describes as only coming from above.

  • 11. Test 6: Pride Test, Part 1

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 29,590 views

    James asks his readers where their continual desire to fight amongst themselves comes from. And his answer is surprising. Rather than point his finger at an outward cause of their strife, he tells them it is because of each of their individual selfishne

  • 12. Test 6: Pride Test, Part 2

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 47 ratings
     | 11,405 views

    The pride test is actually a three part test. We already covered the first part when we talked about selfish pride (Pride Test, Part 1). The second part of the test is about presumptive pride. That’s where our text takes us today.

  • 13. Test 6: Pride Test, Part 3

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 33 ratings
     | 7,047 views

    This is the final part of James’ sixth test of faith—the pride test. This third part of the pride test deals with our pocketbooks--greedy pride.

  • 14. Test 7: Patience Test

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2008
    based on 52 ratings
     | 22,754 views

    The coming of the Lord. What a great and wonderful day it will be when our Lord Jesus returns. Until He returns, we are called to be patient. In this passage, James gives us the seventh test of our faith--the patience test.

  • 15. Test 8: Integrity Test

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 33 ratings
     | 13,266 views

    God demands that His children be people of integrity. People who are honest and reliable. This is the next-to-last test of faith that James gives us--the integrity test.

  • 16. Test 9: Afliction Test, Part 1

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 28 ratings
     | 7,567 views

    This sermon looks at the first key to passing the affliction test--the individual key.

  • 17. Test 9: Affliction Test, Part 2

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,270 views

    This sermon looks at the second key to passing the affliction test--the corporate key.

  • 18. Remediation

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 37 ratings
     | 6,535 views

    As we’ve taken these nine tests of faith througout the book of James, we haven’t gotten the results we were hoping for. That’s why we need to show God’s grace by remediating each other.