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  • Father Of Lights Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 1, 2020

    Someone shows that they are a follower of the "Father of Lights" through their: 1) Words (James 1:19-21), 2) Walk (James 1:22-25), and 3) Works (James 1:26-27).

    James 1:17-27 [17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. [18] Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. [19] more

  • Listening And Doing

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 25, 2020

    Acting on faith waters faith. Listening to sermons and reading the Bible and doing nothing in response leads to...nothing. God wants way more than nothing for His people. So He's given us the gift and calling of being doers of the Word and not only hearers.

    Sermon for January 26, 2020 - Listening and Doing [I am thankful to William Barclay's exposition of James chapter 1, which influences much of this message directly and indirectly.] Did you know that God truly cares about every aspect of your life? Sometimes people say that God is too big or more

  • The Mirror (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 270 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. Updated January 2020.

    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 more

  • What Does Repentance Really Mean?

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on May 14, 2019
    based on 6 ratings

    An insightful look at Godly Sorrow, Confession, Contrition, Consecration, and Conversion

    “Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15 NIV) Jesus said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Rev 3:19-20 more

  • Breakthrough Insights Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 11, 2020

    In 2020 we are looking for a Breakthrough in our lives – a breakthrough from Covid 19, from divisive politics, from societal division and dissension in our society – but to get the desired breakthrough in our lives we need to have 20 – 20 vision into the spiritual realm and see through God’s eyes.

    Video Transitions: Video 1: Story behind the song God of the Breakthrough! Sermon: Breakthrough insights! Series: Breakthrough 2020! Thesis: In 2020 we are looking for a Breakthrough in our lives – a breakthrough from Covid 19, from divisive politics, from societal division and dissension in our more

  • Chronos: James #3 Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Feb 27, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    Being a Christian requires consistency in our relationship with Christ, our actions for Him and our concern for others.

    Last week, we started a year-long journey chronological study of the New Testament today. Hence the reason we are calling this message series Chronos. It's a word that means “time.” We will be journeying through time back to the start of the early church. We will be doing this by walking more

  • "Are Your Words Flames Or Flowers?”

    Contributed by Dr. Odell Belger on Mar 27, 2022

    I want to preach about what many believe is the number one problem in many homes today…THAT IS COMMUNICATION.

    If you do the research most marriage counselors will tell you that 85% of the problems they deal with in marriages today has to do with communication. Some believe the reason for the problem with communication has to do with the difference between the male and female brain. Illus: Did you hear more

  • The Gift Of Amnesia.

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Mar 3, 2022

    God’s word shows us the worse of humanity, but it also shows us His redeemed. It gives us a picture of Eden. It also shows us a picture of hell. And then, after the fall of Adam. God’s word shows us the—Abraham’s, Noah’s, Moses’, Esther’s, Ruth’s, Daniel’s, Elijah’s, Etc.

    The Gift Of Amnesia. James 1:22-25AMP Amnesia could be a gift to those who would like to forget the last 5 or 10 years, maybe even the last day or two. Only bad thing about that is, you might just do it all again. Lol. For every believer, Amnesia isn’t a gift at more

  • Is Your Best Offense Really A Good Defense?

    Contributed by Darian Catron on Mar 16, 2022

    Why are so many so offended by everything today, and are we exempt from this problem? What is the best response (the Christlike one) when things are offensive to us?

    INTRODUCTION: Illustration- There’s an old saying – “The best defense is a good offense.” It’s been used in sports, in business, and in war. It’s also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. The theory is that being proactive with a strong offensive action will make your opponent so more

  • Lesson 13 - The Manner Of Response (James 1.19-21) Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 25, 2021

    The mention of the “word of truth” in verse 18 leads James to devote a lengthy section to a matter close to his heart -- the appropriate Christian response to God’s Word. James stresses that the Word’s purpose is to be obeyed.

    Tom Lowe 2/1/2021 LESSON 13 - THE MANNER OF RESPONSE (James 1.19-21) Text James 1:19-21, KJV 19. 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. 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness more

  • Stressed Out By Stress

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Aug 26, 2020
    based on 4 ratings

    One of the greatest truths of Christianity is God's promise to always be with the Born-Again Christian in every situation and circumstance of life. This is one truth that is known, yet somehow is hard to truly believe!

    "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." (Isa 12:2 NIV) In a Harris Poll taken for the American Psychiatric Association (Stress in America Survey 1/2012), it was discovered that 81% of more

  • Real Faith Receives God’s Word As Life Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Mar 30, 2021

    Real Faith Receives God’s Word as Life Series: Real Faith (Book of James) Brad Bailey – September 27, 2020

    Real Faith Receives God’s Word as Life Series: Real Faith (Book of James) Brad Bailey – September 27, 2020 Intro Hey everybody. I’m so glad you are joining in today. I think we can all agree that living through a pandemic... brings some hard changes to life. This past week... I was struck by how more

  • Angry Saints Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021

    James does not say we are to eliminate anger. He says we are to be slow to anger. James is too realistic and practical to think that the saints will never feel angry.

    Near the end of the last century a group of minors in a mid-Western state became angry. They expressed that anger by igniting a carload of coal and pushing it down the mine shaft. Like most who act in anger, they could not foresee the long range consequences of their action. When the burning coal more

  • How To Be A Biblical Believer Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021

    In verse 25 James sums up the two requirements for being a truly biblical believer. Be receptive and be responsive. You start with a positive attitude and follow through with practical action.

    Can a Christian be non-biblical? Can he defend teachings and practices that are contrary to Scripture? Can he reject those who are taught in God's Word? The Bible itself and history answer, yes. Yes it is possible to be a Christian who is more in love with his own opinions than with the more

  • Anger Management Series

    Contributed by Jim Keegan on Apr 1, 2021

    Anger is a two-edged sword: our disciplined responses to conflict can reflect spiritual wisdom and bear witness to the transforming power of grace. How well we control anger can reveal a lot about our spiritual health.

    An OR nurse in Georgia tells the story of a couple arriving at the hospital, both of them with gunshot wounds. The husband had overslept on his first day on the job because his wife forgot to set the alarm, and he expressed his displeasure by shooting her in the arm. Not to be outdone, she more