Feb 28, 2016
Wandering From the Truth
Have you wandered from the truth of the Gospel? Has Satan influenced you to see gray areas in the Gospel? Or, do you stand firm in the truth? James 5: 19-20 (NKJV)
  • Feb 28, 2016Wandering From the Truth
    Feb 28, 2016
    Wandering From the Truth
    Have you wandered from the truth of the Gospel? Has Satan influenced you to see gray areas in the Gospel? Or, do you stand firm in the truth? James 5: 19-20 (NKJV)
  • Feb 21, 2016When You Are Weak and Weary
    Feb 21, 2016
    When You Are Weak and Weary
    James instructs those who are “sick” to turn to the community of faith and ask them to pray for you. The word “sick” has many meanings and in this passage means weak, weary, down and out, emotionally distraught, at your wits end. We belong to the family of God and we need to turn to our brothers and sisters in Christ for prayer and to be lifted up when we are down. James 5: 13-18 (NKJV)
  • Feb 14, 2016Let Your Word Be Your Bond
    Feb 14, 2016
    Let Your Word Be Your Bond
    James reiterates Jesus’ instruction during the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:33-37) to not swear, by heaven or earth or any other oath. Instead let your word be above reproach, honest and true, “lest you fall into judgement.” James 5: 12 (NKJV)
  • Feb 7, 2016Therefore, Be Patient, Brethren
    Feb 7, 2016
    Therefore, Be Patient, Brethren
    Today we live in an instantaneous culture, and while many consider patience a virtue, few exhibit it. James implores us to be patient with each other and with God. Brother Mike explains how we can do this and grow our patience. James 5:7-11 (NKJV)
  • Jan 31, 2016Misplaced Affections
    Jan 31, 2016
    Misplaced Affections
    Where do your affections lay? The result of the way we use our money (1) reveals our heart (Matthew 6: 19-21), (2) determines our responsibility (Luke 16: 11-14), and (3) is an indicator of our faith. James 5:1-6 (NKJV)
  • Jan 24, 2016Be Intentional
    Jan 24, 2016
    Be Intentional
    Like a business developer develops a business plan in order to be successful, we must develop a plan for our life which includes God. We should be intentional in planning our time to make time to spend with God and in God’s Word, searching for His will for us. James 4: 13-17 NKJV
  • Jan 10, 2016The Right Kind of Fire
    Jan 10, 2016
    The Right Kind of Fire
    James warns us to be careful about judging our brothers in Christ. In order to make a righteous judgement, it is important to know all the facts and to have the other person’s best interest in mind. James 4:11-12 NKJV
  • Jan 3, 2016Friendship
    Jan 3, 2016
    When we adhere, when we honor, when we revere what the Lord has said with the decisions we make, we are acting like a friend of God. James 4:1-10 NKJV
  • Dec 6, 2015Godly Wisdom
    Dec 6, 2015
    Godly Wisdom
    What does wisdom look like? Feel like? Sound Like? James answers these questions in this text. James 3: 13-18 (NKJV)
  • Nov 15, 2015Wisdom From Above
    Nov 15, 2015
    Wisdom From Above
    Wisdom is (a) truth that allows one to discern God’s will on this earth and (b) truth that allows one to look beyond immediate and temporal gratification. God’s wisdom gives us knowledge of what is and of what will be. (James 3: 13-18 NKJV)
  • Nov 8, 2015Bridle the Tongue
    Nov 8, 2015
    Bridle the Tongue
    Though the tongue is a very small organ in the body, it can cause great damage. Only with God’s help can we learn to bridle our tongue. (James 3: 1-5 NKJV)
  • Nov 1, 2015Faith That Works
    Nov 1, 2015
    Faith That Works
    Does your walk match your talk? When you have real faith, God will change your life in a way that is evident to others as well as yourself. James 1-2 (subtext: Luke 4: 16-29)
  • Oct 25, 2015Spiritual Exercises of the Saints
    Oct 25, 2015
    Spiritual Exercises of the Saints
    Christians are encouraged to show their faith through doing good works. However, it is important to remember that we are saved by grace, not works. (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Once saved, we are commissioned to do the work which God has given us to accomplish His purpose for our lives. James 2:14-20
  • Oct 18, 2015All Lives Matter
    Oct 18, 2015
    All Lives Matter
    James reminds us that Christians are not to show partiality. We must be careful not to segregate or be prejudiced toward others because of their heritage, race, economic conditions, etc. In God’s eyes, we are all equals and we all matter to Him. James 2: 1-13
  • Oct 4, 2015Good Practical Stuff
    Oct 4, 2015
    Good Practical Stuff
    The Epistle of James gives Christians good practical stuff so that we won’t just have a profession, but so that we will have a practice. We’ve looked at trials and temptations. Today we look at how Christians should respond to the Word of God. James 1: 19-26