God is infinitely holy and above us in every way, so how is it that God calls Abraham his friend?
Is there a promise for physical healing in James 5:15, or is this another exhortation for struggling believers to stay true to the Lord?
James exhorts believers to be pure and simple in their speech.
The imminency of Christ’s return should motivate us to remain steadfast in our faith.
James warns rich believers not to abuse their wealth but to use their wealth for future spiritual gains.
Our plans are always subject to forces beyond our control. James warns us to submit to God’s sovereignty when making plans and not to be presumptuous about our future.
One of the characteristics of a worldly minded Christian is a judgmental spirit. This sermon draws a distinction between speaking the truth about sin, and lifting ourselves up as the judge over other people’s behavior
James 4:7-10 is a series of ten rapid-fire instructions that provide God’s Ten Commandments for restoring peace in your relationships.
When we follow worldly wisdom, the evidence will be demonstrate in the quarrels and fights that occur in our churches and in our other relationships. The problem is solved when we humble ourselves before God and before others.
James describes how to identify counterfeit earthly wisdom and enjoy the inner peace that comes from heavenly wisdom.
Nuclear power can be used for great destruction or great benefit. The same physics, the same electrons can be harnessed to bring destruction or benefit. The same is true for our tongue.
Our words provide a true reflection of what is in our hearts. Listen carefully to see what your words are telling you.
James and Paul seem to have differing views on faith and its relationship to works. However, both agree completely and their message to us is that true faith results in a changed life.
James shows us that there are two extremes when it comes to faith: False Faith and Faithless Works. Neither of them can save.
When choosing between judgment and mercy, choose mercy because that’s how God responds to us.
We cannot keep the faith if we show partiality.
James writes to these troubled believers and reveals the manner in which Believers should respond to the needy.
Your speech reveals whether your heart has been changed by the Word. James 1:19-26 Our Words to Others Reveal our Faithfulness to God The theme of “STEADFASTNESS” is still prevalent, even in this passage on the tongue. (1:25) James will address the tongue again in 3:1-12 He is following a familiar theme taught by Jesus […]
We can have victory because God is greater than the temptation that comes our way, God has determined that we will ultimately gain victory over sin, and He is FOR US in this current struggle.
We All need God’s help and will receive it when we choose the path of Wisdom.