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  • The Mirror (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 4, 2018
    based on 267 ratings

    Some people look at themselves, at their image, as though they were looking into a very tiny mirror. You know the mirror I'm talking about. Every woman seems to have one. I know my mother would always have one buried somewhere inside her purse.

    The Mirror (Short Homily) James 1:16-27 What image do you see when you look in a mirror? Who is that person in the reflection? Paul speaks of looking into a darkened mirror: BIBLE "For now we see through a mirror, darkly; but then face to face (Pause) now I know in part; but then more

  • You Can Say "No" To Temptation Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Feb 26, 2018
    based on 6 ratings

    When we are tempted and fall it is easy to offer excuses or to blame others for our poor actions. James is showing us that there is another way which comes by taking responsibility for our actions and trusting in Jesus for spiritual strength.

    James 1:12-18 You can say “no” to temptation Scripture Readings:- Job 1:6-22 James 1:12-18 Congregation of the Lord, As Christians we are called to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Sometimes that is not so easy. But, tonight, we are going to focus on an issue that makes us walk more

  • Overcoming Temptation Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 16, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    Knowing where temptation comes from helps us overcome it.

    A man had just started a diet and was having a difficult time staying away from tempting treats. He had to go downtown (or uptown as they say here) and remembered that his route would take him past the bakery. And so he prayed, “Lord, if you want me to stop for a doughnut, let there be a more

  • Is This For Here Or To Go?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

    James 1: 17 – 27 / Is This For Here Or To Go? Intro: Have you ever come home from the grocery store and realized that you left something behind? What did you do about what you had left behind? As a kid, did you ever leave your finished homework on the kitchen table and not remember it more

  • [change] 1937, A Sermon For The Elderly Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 6, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    Adapted from [Change} Smelly Socks the Sermon, this is a sermon for use in rest homes. Again it touchs on teh point that Christchurch our city having been hit by a series of earthquakes is by and large being demolished and rebuilt. Alot for the elderly to

    Rest Home service sermon. If you were born on 1937 and I guess that some of you may have been. There was a fair number of interesting things that happened in that year, my own parents were born, if you were born prior to 1937 you will probably remember this stuff. Disney released “Snow White and more

  • The Side Road To Temptation

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 11, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    Have you been drawn away from God’s will for your life, by the appeal of the side-roads? Have you been led down the path of sin or disobedience to the perfect will of God? It will surely end in serious loss, mischief, maybe physical death, but worse in th

    Intro: Yungas Road of Bolivia is the world’s most dangerous side road; built by prisoners in 1930s; 200-300 annual deaths since it opened in 1935. It is only 10 feet wide but over 60 kms. long. It passes thru heights of 4,000-15,000 feet from La Paz. I. THE BEGINNING OF TEMPTATION (Jas. more

  • Christmas Presence Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 21, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    God loves to give good gifts to His children. He has many wonderful Christmas presents for everyone, and you don’t have to wait until December 25th to open them.

    CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ILLUSTRATION: Santa Letters "Dear Santa, you did not bring me anything good last year. You did not bring me anything good the year before that. This is your last chance. Signed, Alfred." "Dear Santa, there are three little boys who live at our house. There is Jeffrey; he is more

  • When You Are Tempted Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 6, 2011
    based on 85 ratings

    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 more

  • Living In The Sunshine

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Oct 11, 2011
    based on 19 ratings

    No good comes to you except it comes from God, and only from God comes good.

    The title of the message is “Living in the Sunshine”. From shades of night, to flames of light, He, our dear Lord, lifted me. Find the book of James please, chapter one. In just a moment we are going to begin reading in verse seventeen. Now I’ve told you before that the devil more

  • The Goodness Of God

    Contributed by Matthew Smith on Mar 13, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    As James talks to us in James 1 about not being deceived, he gives us some reasons that we can know that God is good no matter what our circumstances.

    In the mid to late 90’s people in the church began to say God is good--- all the time--- all the time---God is good. It’s easy to proclaim and to shout aloud the goodness of God when things are going great! It’s easy to brag on Jesus when people are coming to know Christ in more

  • The Seasons Of Life (Part 2 - The Middle Years) Series

    Contributed by W F on Jan 11, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    What are some of the tests we face in the middle years of life and how ought we navigate them to the glory of God?

    INTRODUCTION Our growth (physically, intellectually, spiritually etc), up to the age of about 25 can be likened to drinking from a fire hydrant. We get twelve years of formal education, maybe some tertiary study or an apprenticeship, and then there’s all the life experiences we get outside that. more

  • Hook, Line And Sinker

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Jan 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    A message on temptation and how to overcome it

    "Hook, Line and Sinker" James 1:12-18 OPEN: Every good fisherman worth his salt knows that you can't catch fish consistently by using only one kind of bait. Seasoned fishermen know that the difference between going home with fish and going home with a fish story lies in the bait. So if more

  • Dead Or Alive

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 29, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    This message is part of an 8 sermon series on the book of James. Taken from James 1:13-18, this message focuses on the problem of temptation and sin.

    Dead or Alive James 1:13-18 CHCC: October 10, 2010 INTRODUCTION: Illustration: One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the evil that was going on. He decided to send an angel down to Earth to check it out. So he called one of His best angels and sent the angel to Earth for a more

  • God Is Good All The Time!

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 6, 2010
    based on 11 ratings

    "God Is God All The Time" is an exposition of James 1:16-18 in which God’s goodness and immutability are emphasized. The outline explains how the goodness of God is defended (v. 16), declared (v. 17), and demonstrated (v. 18) in the text.

    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! James 1:16-18 In his book, Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome, R. KENT HUGHES tells of a dark night of the soul that he went through and how the Lord brought him out. Kent Hughes had been groomed for success. It was no surprise that he was chosen to plant more

  • How To Handle Temptation

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Temptation comes in many forms; we are tempted not to tell the truth, to take something that does not belong to us, to take advantage of someone, to gossip, to over eat, to hold a grudge, or to withhold from the Lord that which rightfully belongs to him.

    How to Handle Temptation James 1:13-18 Introduction Do you struggle with temptation? I heard of someone who said, “I don’t struggle with temptation, I just give in to it!” That is not the answer! But the fact is, there isn’t a day that goes by that we are not more