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  • The Tests Of Real Religion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 25 ratings

    Receptivity to the Word & responsiveness to its revelation must be coupled with a new way of living. One must continuously surrender in obedience to & constant practice of the Word. For inner spiritual devotion to Christ as Lord will be demonstrated by me

    JAMES 1:26-27 THE TESTS OF REAL RELIGION We have been studying about being receptive to the Word and responsive to its teachings. Receptivity to the Word and responsiveness to its revelation must be coupled with a new way of living. One must continuously surrender to obedience and constant more

  • "Getting Real Religion" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Fourth sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.

    It should be the goal of every Christian to make sure that they avoid the tragedy of having a saved soul, but living a wasted life. This is the subject of our passage for today. James speaks to us about getting "real religion," that is, how to make sure we live out our faith in such a way that our more

  • Shadow Or Substance

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 97 ratings

    Everything about real religion is found complete in Jesus. Anything beyond or without Jesus is just a shadow.

    May 18, 2003 Colossians 2:13-19 “Shadow or substance” INTRODUCTION The month of May is known for at least three things. It is known for flowers – “April showers bring May flowers” and what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims. It is known for Mother’s Day which we celebrated last week. more

  • The Real Mccoy Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 86 ratings

    James defines the difference between real and phony faith.

    Through the New Testament 2006 The Real McCoy James 1:23-27 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Did you ever wonder where that expression The Real McCoy comes from? According to the folks at, nobody really knows for sure. Several more

  • Running From The Nursing Home

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Jun 18, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Quickly, get the shoes and take off. Glad we missed that events. That minister is crazy! Me visit the nursing home! Give me a break.

    REAL RELIGION THEME: REAL RELIGION MAKES A REAL IMPACT ON A PERSON’S LIFE TEXT: JAMES 1:27 INTRODUCTION The women of the congregation were trying to pull my hands from the pulpit in the church building. My family never went to church with Brent and me. Every Sunday my family more

  • Religion That Makes A Difference Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 23, 2006
    based on 27 ratings

    Religion that makes a difference is characterized by godly language, godly love and a godly lifestyle. James not only tells us what we should be, he tells us how to get there.

    Introduction A. I heard about a man who came into church late one Sunday. 1. He asked someone in the back of the auditorium, “Is the sermon done yet?” 2. The person wisely answered, “The sermon has been preached, but it has yet to be done.” 3. Wow! You talk about truthful and insightful! 4. more

  • Real-Igion

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Feb 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    In today’s passage, James wants to keep us from the deception that being religious is merely going through a set of rituals and motions. James doesn’t want us to be deceived into thinking the more I exemplify religious behavior the more spiritual I am. Le

    REALIGION James 1:26-27 INTRODUCTION: Preventing deception is a major theme for James (1:1:16, 22, 26). In today’s passage, James wants to keep us from the deception that being religious is merely going through a set of rituals and motions. James doesn’t want us to be deceived into more

  • Why Be A Good Samaritan

    Contributed by William Wyne on Feb 28, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    The good in us must come out of us.

    I am again humbled and delighted to have been extended the invitation to be here at First Presbyterian Church as we continue what I believe is an honorable fellowship of pulpit exchange. I only hope and pray that your Pastor is receiving the kind of warmth and hospitality that I have received from more

  • Getting Past The Glitter #3 - "Doing" Differently About Christmas Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 19, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    Third message in series, about getting past the rhetoric of Christmas.

    Getting Past the Glitter #3 - "Doing" Differently about Christmas Romans 12:2, James 1:26-27 December 12, 2004 Introduction One of the cool things about the holiday season is the abundance of chocolate, at least that’s cool to me. And confident of the fact that there are others like me more

  • The Cage Of Religion Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Apr 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    We all want to live life to the fullest, yet we seem to be held back. What cages us in? What locks us down? What fences us in? It is a fight to get out, but victory is possible!

    Ultimate Cage Fighting Pt. 4 – The Cage of Religion I. Introduction Round 1, we battled the Cage of Fear. Round 2, we squared off against the Cage of Death. In Round 3, we slugged it out with the Cage of Addiction. Today, we take on what may be an even tougher opponent . . . the Cage of more

  • Superficial Or Supernatural

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Mar 27, 2012
    based on 10 ratings

    Your religion, is it superficial or is it supernatural?

    Introduction Your religion, is it superficial or is it supernatural? You’re going to find two kinds listed here in James chapter 1 beginning in verse 26: “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is more

  • Pure Religion

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Mar 4, 2012

    A sermon about the contradiction between vain and pure religion.

    “Pure Religion” James 1:22-27 Scripture Reading James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and more

  • Psalm 1. Part Three. The People Of The Congregation Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Demonstrates what Christians are to do when God brings troubles and trials into the lives of their neighbors and associates.

    PSALM 107 PART 3 THE PEOPLE OF THE CONGREGATION PLEASE TURN TO PSALM 107 OR TO THE TRANSLATION OF PSALM 107 WHICH I PREPARED FOR YOU. I SHALL READ VERSES 32-43. This section describes true Christians, the people of the congregation who gather regularly in churches to praise the more

  • Keep Pressing On Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    God wants us to: 1. Restrain our tongues and our temper (vs. 16-20). 2. Receive His Word (vs. 21). 3. Respond to His Word (vs. 22-25). 4. Reflect the right kind of religion (vs. 26-27).

    Christianity Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 4: Keep Pressing on James 1:16-27 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - March 4, 2012 *There is no doubt that God wants us to keep moving forward in the Christian life. After many years of faithfully serving the Lord, the Apostle more

  • Back To Basics

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    There are times when a church, however successful, must review the basics: do we love those whom we serve, are we able to love those with whom we disagree, and can we feel sheer, passionate love for Christ Himself?

    Where I come from, the real religion is basketball. Baptists, Methodists, and Catholics all take a distant back seat, because the real religion in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is basketball. No spring day goes by without every schoolboy finding his way to the hoops to do lay-ups and to dream about more