Prayer for One Another (Part 1)

This Sunday, in our study in the book of James; we come to chapter 5, verses 16-18.  In these verses, James speaks of what God has been doing all along, which some have forgot; that God still answers prayer.  And that prayer can be so effective when we do it with others. James says, confess…

Prayer for the Spiritually Weak

Ever done a restoration project?  Restoring and old piece of furniture or something similar into something beautiful and valuable?  In our study in the book of James; we continue in chapter 5, verses 13-15.  In these verses, James speaks of spiritual sickness (v.13); not physical sickness which is often taught of these verses (I’ll explain…

Radical Truthfulness

Liar, liar pants on fire! Is a kid’s saying accusing another of being caught in a lie and the discipline that would come their way for lying.  Are you always truthful?  Are you sure? Is it possible you could be a lot less truthful than you think?  This Sunday, as we continue our study in…

This Too Shall Pass?

This Sunday, we continue our study in the book of James. We come to chapter 5, verses 10-11.  In this passage, James continues to encourage these believers that have struggled under the hand of the oppressive rich. Here’s the encouragement James gives; it is to look to the Old Testament and see those have been…

Christ is Coming

This week we continue our study in the book of James. Our text for this Sunday morning is James 5:7-9.  In this passage, James encourages the people that are struggling under the hand of the oppressive rich, the ones who are ripping them off; by reminding the scattered believers to take the long look and…

The Idol of Materialism

This week we continue our study in the book of James. Our text for this Sunday morning is James 5:1-6.  Here now James addresses people, rich people outside of the church.  Apparently, people were getting misused, abused and ripped off in the church (among the scattered believers) by these wealthy farmers, landowners. James here, beginning…

The Tragedy of Unbelief

Our text this Sunday morning is Exodus 11-12:1-13.  With celebrating the Lord’s Supper this morning, I wanted to work through a passage that pictures the substitutionary death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  At the end of the plagues on Pharaoh and the Egyptians, there is one more plague which brings death on them…

The Problem of Arrogance

Our text for this Sunday morning is James 4:16-17.  We are finishing up a paragraph we started 2 weeks ago where James is addressing the problem of making plans without God.  Now he talks in verses 16-17 about a further problem of making plans without the Lord: arrogance (boasting), and not doing what we know…

Where Is Your Faith?

We’ll take a break this morning from our James series to do a special message for Father’s Day.  While we will make special application to fathers, we will still be speaking about faith in everyone’s life.  Our text for this message is Mark 4:35-41.  Here Jesus gives the disciples a test on the waters of…

If God Wills

Our text for this Sunday morning is James 4:13-15.  Do we tend to make plans without the Lord?  Do we often think that the “details” of our lives don’t matter to God?  This Sunday, I want to tell you a story about someone, a believer, who was so busy with his life, his family’s life;…