James concludes his letter to the church with an emphatic encouragement to pray. He tells us to pray at all times and in varying circumstances. He even tells us that we are just like Elijah – who was a powerful man of prayer in the Old Testament. In this sermon, we look at the words […]
Our world puts a lot of pressure on us to be constantly working, moving, and productive. But why is it that we are so vulnerable to giving into this hectic lifestyle? In this message we look at the deep motivations we allow to influence us and we look at how Christ sets us free to […]
James takes a moment to condemn the rich oppressors who are not living according to the principles he’s taught on in his letter so far; so we take a look a look at how to deal with harsh words in the Bible by cross-referencing them with the teachings of Jesus.
God needs to be a part of your plans. Today we can live thinking we have a long life ahead of us. Rather then count that as a blessing we begin to think that life is ours to determine. God calls us to live in light of His plans.
James argues that conflict in the church is sourced in the worldly desires that hold sway in our hearts. Our covetousness causes us to want that which we can’t have and leads us to commit evil.
When we use wisdom from above – or Godly wisdom, it is pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
James warns us that our tongue, while small, is powerful and that it has the ability to cause great harm if left unchecked. In this sermon we take a practical look at how our speech influences the lives of those around us.
In what is one of the more controversial texts in the Bible we have James making a case for the necessity of works as an evidence of faith. Many who are familiar with evangelical theology will wonder if this comes in conflict with Paul’s clear teaching that it is faith, not works that saves. Is […]
James explains to us very simply how to walk out the Christian life. He starts in James 2, talking about the way we treat others. The culture will always put labels on people, but it can’t be that way in the church. We, the church, have to be a people that love our neighbors as […]
In this passage, James encourages believers to be “doers of the word”. What are the obstacles that hinder us from living our faith and how can we overcome those hindrances?