Sermons

Perspective and Prayer for Troubling Times

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16) “Troublesome times are here.” We are reminded of that fact over and over and over again. How should Christians respond? How can we maintain the God-shaped …

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The Prayer of Faith

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16) As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to be a praying people. Our Lord modeled devotion to prayer (Luke 11:1). He instructed that his disciples ought always to …

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Stop Leaving God Out of Your Plans

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? …

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The Passions at War Within

Quarrels and fights will be a reality of life all around us this week. According to James, if I am to avoid the pitfalls without, I must consistently look within. What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it …

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Divine Help for Our Untameable Tongues

On average each one of us will speak 16,000 words today. That’s a lot of words. In James 3:2-5, the Holy Spirit tells us the unvarnished truth. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in …

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Active Faith

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says …

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Are You a Hearer or a Doer?

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. …

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