Sermons on James

Powerful Prayer

Connecting promises with actions Above all, my brothers, do not swear – not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be Yes and your “No”, no, or you will condemned. James 5:12 See Matthew 5:33-34 OT use of oaths is ok (Ex 13:19, 22:11, Lev 5:4). Lev 19:12 NT – Paul often calls “God as his witness”…

Persistent Patience

James 5:7-11 Be patient and persevere (v7) Don’t grumble (v9) Two Realities Suffering exists in our broken world God is compassionate and merciful and he’s coming back! Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked…

The Trouble With Luxury

James gets to the point immensely practical words about Christian living living God’s way does not come naturally to me Merchants James 4:13: makes his own destiny, without any recognition of the plans and purposes of God Verse 14, “like a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes” Verse 15, “Instead you ought to say, “if it is the Lord’s…

Faith and Actions

If Christianity was illegal would there be enough evidence to convict you? ‘Damascus Road experience’ Mr. Head only. Mr. Hands only. Mr Heart always. Abraham: Genesis chapters 15 & 22 Rahab: Joshua chapters 2 & 6:22-25 (Matthew 1:5) Where does your relationship with the glorious Lord Jesus Christ show in this world?