Contributed on Sep 18, 2019
The struggle with temptation is real. This passage focuses on where temptation originates and how we can overcome it.
We’ve been working our way through the Book of James. The last two weeks, we have looked at how we can have joy when the trials and temptations of life come our way. Tonight, we are going to look specifically at temptation. I ask you, “Where does Temptation come from”? Sometimes the desire and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2019
A look at why James tells us to be joyful when trials and temptations come. We become stronger and more like Jesus in the process.
The path of life isn’t an easy path to walk. It’s filled with all kinds of trials; like sickness and disease, accidents, disappointments, sufferings and death and also all the trials we go through concerning sin and being seduced. What we need is a guaranteed way to conquer all the trials of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2019
This hopefully helps answer the question of how we can find joy in the crises of life.
Last Sunday evening we talked about the trials and temptations that we all go through on our journey through life. What is the worst trial that you face right now? What is the worst temptation, the temptation that just swarms in upon you and overcomes you and leads you into sin? Is there an ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2019
We have looked at how we are all affected by the trials and temptations of life. Now we look at preparing ourselves to be able to withstand those tribulations.
For the past few Sundays we have admitted that we all have trials and tribulations and temptations in our lives. We have seen how the trials strengthen us and make us more like Jesus. But James doesn’t just give explanations and facts about all these mishaps in our lives, he ends chapter one with ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2019
James teaches us that showing partiality or favoritism is actually a sin and spells out how we can more easily avoid falling into this temptation.
This passage begins a new section in James. There are certain temptations and trials that are constantly confronting us. One of the strongest is that of showing partiality or favoritism, of discriminating against people. READ James 2:1. So, here we have the charge against showing partiality. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2019
The greatest tragedy of the church today is people who profess Christ and yet don’t live for Christ. This is the theme of this message.
The greatest tragedy of the church today is people who profess Christ and yet don’t live for Christ. This is the theme of this message. Millions profess Christ and are baptized and made members of the church and they think they’ve done all they need to do. They think that now that they are on ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2019
This message serves as instruction for any who struggle with using foul or off-colored language.
Chapter 3 begins a new discussion. The first two chapters of James have been about trials and temptations and how we can overcome them. These trials and temptations are common to everyone. We all have things that cause us to walk through a valley in life. We are all tempted from time to time. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2019
This passage is a detailed instruction about wisdom—what it is and how we are to use it.
Tonight’s passage is a detailed instruction about wisdom—what it is and how we are to use it. Many are guilty of twisting and adjusting wisdom to mean what they want. One of the greatest temptations that ever confronts us is the temptation to twist true wisdom. This is what this passage ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2020
James gives three of God's summons against hoarding our riches and depriving those in need.
This evening’s passage may not apply to anyone here tonight because it’s talking about the rich. But the lesson we learn concerns more than having lots of money. We may not think we are rich, but we have more than probably 90% of individuals around the world. Tonight, we will be looking at James ...read more