Sermon Series
  • 1. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 1

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 746 views

    In order to attain Christian maturity and holy conduct it is essential to have a firm foundation. The believer must be able to stand with confidence. He dare not be pushed down by trials. He must not be pulled over by temptation. This kind of stamina can

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 1 James 1:1-8 -- TRIALS In order to attain Christian maturity and holy conduct it is essential to have a firm foundation. The believer must be able to stand with confidence. He dare not be pushed down by trials. He must not be ...read more

  • 2. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 2

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2009
     | 569 views

    Frank Mead has said, “The best protection one can have from the devil and his schemes is a humble heart. Nowhere is this more apt than when we look into the area of our personal security. James, in his letter deals with this situation – personal securit

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 2 James 1:9-11 – TRIALS INTRODUCTION: Frank Mead has said, “The best protection one can have from the devil and his schemes is a humble heart. Nowhere is this more apt than when we look into the area of our personal security. ...read more

  • 3. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 3

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2010
     | 699 views

    as we proceed in our study of the book of James, we come to a section here in Chapter 1, verses 12 through 15 where James gives us some simple truth. Truth about trials and truth about temptations. James looks at the origins of both, the results of both

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 3 James 1:12-15 – TEMPTATIONS James 1:1-7, 12-15 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face ...read more

  • 4. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 4

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2010
     | 449 views

    Last week we looked at the topic of temptation, focusing in on the result of yielding to temptations and some ways to avoid temptations taking hold over our life. One of the key principles was the God is and always will be above temptation. Yet, God doe

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 4 James 1:16 - 20 – GOD’S INVOLVEMENT WITH TEMPTATION INTRODUCTION: Last week we looked at the topic of temptation, focusing in on the result of yielding to temptations and some ways to avoid temptations taking hold ...read more

  • 5. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 5

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
     | 573 views

    Up to this point in the text James has been sharing issues regarding how we are to respond to trials and temptations. With trials, we are to embrace them as being from God and for our benefit. With temptations, they are the opposite, not from God and da

    DETAILING OUR LIVES FOR JESUS JAMES 1:21-27 INTRODUCTION: Up to this point in the text James has been sharing issues regarding how we are to respond to trials and temptations. With trials, we are to embrace them as being from God and for our benefit. With temptations, they are the opposite, ...read more

  • 6. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 6

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 945 views

    8 REASONS IT IS WRONG TO SHOW FAVORITISM AS A BELIEVER OR IN THE CHURCH

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAVORITISM? James 2:1-13 8 REASONS IT IS WRONG TO SHOW FAVORITISM AS A BELIEVER OR IN THE CHURCH Favoritism is not consistent with the teaching of Christ. We need to understand that James is dealing with family business We need to understand that James is dealing ...read more

  • 7. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 7

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
     | 653 views

    Last week look at a fundamental aspect of the Christian life, that of our acceptance of others. Favoritism and prejudice are activities not welcome in the church of Jesus Christ. Genuine faith has not place for partiality. So now, today, we continue wi

    Do – Be – Do Faith James 2:14-26 INTRODUCTION: Last week look at a fundamental aspect of the Christian life, that of our acceptance of others. Favoritism and prejudice are activities not welcome in the church of Jesus Christ. Genuine faith has not place for partiality. So now, ...read more

  • 8. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 8

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 597 views

    in this portion of Scripture, James is dealing with an issue many of us deal with today. With position comes responsibility, and great position demands great responsibility.

    LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TONGUE JAMES 3:1-12 INTRODUCTION: in this portion of Scripture, James is dealing with an issue many of us deal with today. With position comes responsibility, and great position demands great responsibility. For the Jewish child, there is no higher calling than to be ...read more

  • 9. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 9

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
     | 566 views

    One of the most interesting things about the book of James is that it is one of the earliest epistles written to believers. ... Now in Chapter three, we see James is discussing wisdom and understanding, and once again, he makes the conclusion that just l

    THE ACTIVITY OF WISDOM JAMES 3:13-18 INTRODUCTION: One of the most interesting things about the book of James is that it is one of the earliest epistles written to believers. As such, what we have is the most basic and foundational principles on a variety of issues. A couple of weeks ago, we ...read more

  • 10. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 10

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
     | 653 views

    There is a lot of activity going on in our churches. And by James’ recollection the activity inside our churches is neither positive nor helpful to the overall ministry of the church. More importantly is that these conflicts do not come from the outside

    WINNING THE WARS IN THE CHURCH JAMES 4:1-10 James 4:1-10 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, ...read more

  • 11. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 11

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
     | 795 views

    This portion of the book of James focuses in on our attitude towards the person of God Himself. James is asking the question of God’s participation in our thoughts and actions. Do we put ourselves above our creator, and do we disregard God in our planni

    ARE WE USURPING GOD? James 4:11-17 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is ...read more

  • 12. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 12

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,163 views

    Christians are often accused of hypocrisy. With that in mind, it is a legitimate question to ask, “What is the root of this hypocrisy?” or “Where does this hypocrisy come from?” There is a simple answer to these questions, hypocrisy come when we allow o

    THE HORRIDNESS OF HOARDING James 5:1-6 (NIV) 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh ...read more

  • 13. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 13

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
     | 627 views

    James, in this passage of the book, turns his attention to the topic of PATIENCE. In the mind of James, patience is important to the Christian life. James tells us as followers of Christ, that we are to be patient people, while at the same time defining

    A REASON FOR PATIENCE IN PERSECUTION JAMES 5:7-12 INTRODUCTION: James, in this passage of the book, turns his attention to the topic of PATIENCE. In the mind of James, patience is important to the Christian life. James tells us as followers of Christ, that we are to be patient people, while ...read more

  • 14. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 14

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 580 views

    The passage of James deals with the topic of prayer for the follower of Jesus Christ. Prayer is an essential lifeblood of the church. Great things are wrought through prayer and no great endeavor for the cause of Christ can be completed without prayer.

    PROPER PRAYER JAMES 5:13-18 INTRODUCTION: The passage of James deals with the topic of prayer for the follower of Jesus Christ. Prayer is an essential lifeblood of the church. Great things are wrought through prayer and no great endeavor for the cause of Christ can be completed without ...read more

  • 15. Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 15

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2010
     | 733 views

    James is asking us to take responsibility for our brother or sister in Christ. This simple, yet powerful thought is one that Jesus introduced when he spoke about discipline in the church, and Paul would later right after James concerning the need to both

    THE NECESSITY OF CORRECTION IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH JAMES 5:19-20 INTRODUCTION: Throughout our study of the book of James, we have seen that this book is a practical guide to living the Christian faith. James has not tried to dilute any aspect of that kind of living; whether easy or hard, ...read more