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 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 27, 2015It Causes Me to Tremble
    Dec 27, 2015
    It Causes Me to Tremble
    Series: No Series
    Jesus is coming again, like a thief in the night. Are you ready? Do you know Jesus as your Savior and Lord?
    Peter tells us that this earth and all its elements will be burned up. But he also tells us in verse 13: “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3: 9-12 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 11, 2015The Prodigal Son: A Dysfunctional Family
    Oct 11, 2015
    The Prodigal Son: A Dysfunctional Family
    Series: No Series
    The Lord’s Supper is a representation of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for us, the Body of Christ. We are a family of brothers and sisters, joined together to our Father. The purpose for family is fellowship, celebration, joy, and peace. We need to be a functional family and work together. The Lord’s Supper is a calling for all believers to return to the Father with a repentant heart, just as the prodigal son did. Luke 15: 1-2; 11-32
  • 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
  • Sep 27, 2015Practical Stuff
    Sep 27, 2015
    Practical Stuff
    God gives us practical stuff to live our Christian life, like trials and temptations. By enduring these things, we will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised (vs.12). James 1:12-18 NKJV
  • Sep 20, 2015Wisdom in Our Trials
    Sep 20, 2015
    Wisdom in Our Trials
    When going through trials, ask God for wisdom. When asking, do so in faith, with no doubting, that God will give it to you. James 1: 5-8