Contributed on Jul 31, 2019
Focusing on perseverance in faith during trials.
INTRODUCTION On May 29, 2013 I registered for an event called the “Tough Mudder.” The event that I participated in was a 12 mile run with about 15 obstacles sprinkled throughout. During the event, there are obstacles such as crawling through the mud on your stomach with electric wires above you… ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2019
When we are entragged under pressure, we must seek God’s power to change our desires and we must trust in His goodness.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES ENTRAGGED UNDER PRESSURE JAMES 1:13-18 #JAMESatCCC INTRODUCTION… MADE UP WORDS (http://www.jasperfforde.com/madeupwords.html) + Ian Huggle (verb) A cross between hug and cuddle. Lasts slightly longer than a hug and is good when comforting mildly upset ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2019
Once upon a time, when we feel like huffing and puffing and blowing someone's house down or when someone is at our door huffing and puffing, we should be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES THE ANGER MASH-UP SERMON JAMES 1:19-20 #JAMESatCCC READ JAMES 1:19-20 (KJV) “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” THREE LITTLE PIGS SECTION ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2019
EXAMINATION, may we INTENTLY LOOK at the Word of God. CONSISTENCY, may we CONTINUALLY LOOK for God’s will. ACTION, may we take Christianity seriously and are DOERS of the Word.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES THE SANCTIFICATION MIRROR JAMES 1:21-27 #JAMESatCCC THE HUGE IDEA: SANCTIFICATION We use certain words in church that sometimes we don’t necessarily use anywhere else. For example: AMEN “Amen” is used 57 times in the Old and New Testament. It happens to be the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2019
Racism is a sin that roots itself in many hearts and comes from favoritism. James tells us that favoritism has no place in the Church and therefore no place in the heart of a believer in Christ.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES THE SIN OF RACISM JAMES 2:1-9 #JAMESatCCC READ James 2:1-9 “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2019
Genuine faith in Jesus Christ bears fruit in our souls and shows itself in action.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES F + 0 = 0 JAMES 2:14-26 #JAMESatCCC INTRODUCTION… Math Woes (p) How many of you here like math… enjoy math… maybe have dreams about being a math teacher? You people are strange. I dislike math and it is all math’s fault. My dislike for math started when I was ...read more
Contributed on Sep 16, 2019
This passage in James encourages us away from negative words and towards positive speech which is obviously the fresh water.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES WHERE DO YOU SWIM? JAMES 3:1-12 #JAMESatCCC INTRODUCTION You know, I really hate preaching on things that I need sermons on. It makes me feel more like a hypocrite than I already feel most of the time. As Christians, we have a high bar set by Jesus Christ as the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2019
I want to encourage you today that if you are a believer in Jesus Christ you have the freedom to pursue God… you aren’t stuck in the sinful nature.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES FREE TO BE WISE JAMES 3:13-18 #JAMESatCCC WORLD IN LINE STORY PART 1 (p) I want you to imagine that you are standing in a single file line. When you look forward, you see the back of the head of the person in front of you and can tell that there are many many ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2019
James asks: “What causes fights and quarrels among you?” (verse 1). As usual, James asks a question and does not leave us hanging, but gives us an answer to help direct our minds and hearts. James pinpoints the seeds of quarrels as wrong desires inside us.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES Let’s Quarrel About Quarreling JAMES 4:1-6 #JAMESatCCC INTRODUCTION… The Pig War (1859) https://www.cracked.com/article_17123_the-5-most-retarded-wars-ever-fought.html The Americans and British had a long, awkward relationship in the century after the American ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2019
How do we resist? I want to make what we talk about today make sense, but I also want it to be visual. We can resist the devil by building a wall in our lives that resists all of his advances towards us. We will build a wall to keep Satan out of our hearts and we will make Satan pay for it.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES “Resist!” JAMES 4:7-10 #JAMESatCCC [This is an object lesson sermon where the minister builds a wall out of boxes in an effort to visually show how to resist the devil by building a wall to resist the devil. Each box has a word on it showing what makes up ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2019
In the passage we will read, addressed to “you rich people,” James frames wealth in its proper place in our Christian life.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES "You Rich People" JAMES 5:1-8 #JAMESatCCC INTRODUCTION…elitedaily.com/life/make-rich-other-money/991468 I was doing some reading and came across an interesting article about wealth and feeling rich. The author’s name is Paul Hudson. I couldn’t nail ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2019
James teaches on prayer and James refers directly to a prayer of Elijah the prophet in the Old Testament.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES PRAY LIKE ELIJAH JAMES 5:13-18 #JAMESatCCC [INVOLVE KIDS: Call up kids and have them hold a sign. Read the Scripture and as you read walk behind the line of them and touch them on the shoulder. When you touch them on the shoulder, have them raise their sign ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2019
It is my hope and prayer that these stories today have encouraged you and make you think. It is my hope and prayer that you are encouraged to be a great witness for Christ to those around you.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK SERIES SOUL WINNER JAMES 5:19-20 #JAMESatCCC READ James 5:19-20 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a ...read more