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  • Trials And Troubles

    Contributed by Joe Birdsall on Dec 29, 2015
     | 2,512 views

    A short treatise on the first few verse of Chapter 1 of James.

    Trials and Troubles James 1:1-4 Many of you know that I was divorced about 20 years ago after more than 20 years of marriage. Before or since, there has not been a worse trial or difficulty in my life. I honestly felt as if my life was ending and everything I had was worth nothing. I fell into ...read more

  • "Learning To Lift Weights"

    Contributed by David Henderson on Dec 22, 2015
     | 1,824 views

    Trials are hard but getting through them brings joy.

    Objects: A set of dumbbells or some type of weightlifting equipment. Scripture: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith makes us stronger. James 1:2-3 I decided about 6 months ago that I wanted to try to get ...read more

  • Endure

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Dec 21, 2015
     | 2,720 views

    We can neither escape experiencing the evils of this world nor can we avoid God’s testing the quality of our devotion by letting us experience reality. It is important, however, that we do not let the hard times damage our faith and service to Christ.

    Endurance Illustration: The Battered Bastards of Bastogne Most people recognize endurance to be our not quitting an endeavor; especially when we are experiencing an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation. A perfect illustration of endurance was demonstrated by the 101st airborne division, ...read more

  • Beauty Perishes

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Dec 6, 2015
     | 902 views

    When we ignore God and His power and try to do things in our own power and might, we would wither away quickly! Caveat!

    Beauty perishes! James 1:11”For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.” For many years I did not get any flowers from any students, but few students ...read more

  • When The Going Gets Tough Series

    Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Nov 18, 2015
     | 3,072 views

    As we begin our study of it is important to see the context in which this book was written. The New Testament mentions 4 men who have the inspired scriptures included within its pages. Other than the Gospel writers.

    Big Idea: As we begin our study of it is important to see the context in which this book was written. The New Testament mentions 4 men who have the inspired scriptures included within its pages. Other than the Gospel writers, the New Testament mentions at least four men named James: (1) the son of ...read more

  • Trials? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 21, 2015
     | 2,279 views

    How doe we handle trials?

    Let’s start by opening our Bulletins and note our focus here on a Sunday morning: we worship God with our singing; we worship God with our prayers; we worship God with our giving; and we worship God with His words from the Bible. We start a new message series today with the Letter by ...read more

  • Straight Outta Context: Philippians 4:13 Series

    Contributed by Paul Basehore on Sep 16, 2015
     | 4,859 views

    Philippians 4:13 does not say that we can literally do anything. What it does say, though, is that a super-powered God will willingly and repeatedly share His strength with us when things get difficult.

    Superheroes are a multi-million dollar enterprise. Superhero movies have more than 13 billion dollars in revenue since 1978 -- and that’s just the movies. Comic book sales in 2015 alone have reached 334 million dollars -- and the year’s not even done yet! In addition, the numbers I just ...read more

  • Understand Bait? Seasons Of Trials!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug 19, 2015
     | 1,162 views

    Seasons of testing are neither good or bad, they are neutral. It is how we handle these situations... We need toUNDERSTAND: to know meaning or know how, to grasp, to be familiar, to achieve, this test is an opportunity for promotion.

    UNDERSTAND BAIT? TRY TO UNDERSTAND TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS... By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I. LET US DEFINE SOME TERMS WE NEED TO DEVELOP: Seasons of test are neither good or bad, they are neutral. It is how we handle these situations... A. UNDERSTAND: to know meaning or ...read more

  • The Crown Of Life ... For The Humble Or The Rich? Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jul 29, 2015
     | 2,450 views

    Those in humble circumstances and those who are rich undergo testing. This is a continuation of the opening themes of testing, endurance and victory in the first chapter of James.

    Today as we continue in the first chapter of the book of James we will be looking specifically at verses 9 through 12 but before we get into those verses let's read starting at verse one to refresh our minds with what the Lord is saying through James. James 1:1-12 “James, a servant of ...read more

  • The Trouble With People

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jul 28, 2015
     | 2,438 views

    When Jesus saw people he valued them, felt for them and did what he could to help them.

    Title: The Trouble with People Text: Mark 6:30-44 / John 6:1-14 Thesis: When Jesus saw people he valued them, felt for them and did what he could to help them. Introduction Recording artist Seth Glier sings in his The Trouble with People” album, “The trouble with people is ...read more

  • Wisdom From God - James 1:5-7 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jul 21, 2015
     | 3,561 views

    Wisdom! The Lord has it and He wants you to get it from Him! We need to pursue the Lord and His wisdom with a single minded focus in order to glorify God by being "a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ".

    Wisdom! Is there anyone here who is wise and has all of the wisdom they will ever need? And, you all have probably heard the old quote attributed to Yogi Berra about the fork in the road, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Life is filled with forks in the road, ...read more

  • Joy In Times Of Trial - James 1:2-4 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jul 14, 2015
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     | 5,949 views

    Count it pure joy in times of trial, testing and temptation??? That's CRAZY, right? No so fast, partner! This whole plan of salvation us upside down to this world; God dying for our sins? Why not joy in times of trouble! God is for us and with us! PTL!!

    As we take a look at our newest memory Scripture let’s look at the preceding verse James 1:1 “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.” Who is this James? There were two of the twelve named ...read more

  • "Thinking In Terms Of Eternity" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 15, 2015
     | 1,734 views

    Thinking in terms of eternity will change our perspective on earthly things.

    Referring to the two extremes of human existence - the "haves" and the "have nots," James illustrates why thinking in terms of eternity is beneficial for the Christian. 1. thinking in terms of eternity will keep us from despair - v. 9 2. Thinking in terms of eternity will keep us from pride - ...read more

  • "Two Types Of Testing" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 15, 2015
     | 1,865 views

    God has a purpose and so does satan when we face trials in life.

    1. Testing from God - vs. 12 A. The nature of it - It is a call to faithfulness. B. The purpose of it - God's purpose is always to bless. 1) We will develop Godly character in this life. 2) We will receive a reward in the next life. 2. Testing from Satan - vs. 13-15 A. The nature ...read more

  • Accept, Expect, Endure, Embrace

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Jun 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,983 views

    To walk in joy with must do four things. Accept where we are at in life. Expect a better life ahead. Endure hardships. Embrace our circumstances.

    Yesterday marked two anniversaries. Debbie and I have been married for 34 years. And I have been your pastor for 5 years. About one half of you were attending when Chris was pastor. The first month I became senior pastor, we had a role of 32 people with $3457 in the bank. Most of those were Pastor ...read more