Sermons on James
Even in the healthiest of relationships there is conflict. Paul writes a beautiful and powerful guide to the broken church of Corinth. From it we can learn the power of and importance of love. Have hope, be kind and extend grace, always fueled by our our future hope promised by our Lord.
The time of Elijah was very different than now, but humans are not so different. We need to know who God is and who we are. Ask God to help us identify our idols and take them to task.
God provides! We look at a story of how God provides for Elijah in remarkable ways Though God’s provision for you will not likely come from ravens dropping food He will provide generously and powerfully in your life.
2 Timothy 3:14-17James 1:22-25Colossians 3:16 liferoads.org/soapliferoads.org/bibleblueletterbible.orgbiblegateway.com
James 1:1-4 Romans 5:3-5 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Romans 8:28-29 James 1:5
How can we be free yet slaves at the same time? Before Christ, we are slaves to sin. Through Christ, we have been set free from sin but in so doing, we have become. slaves to God. We have to make a choice who we will be slaves to: sin or God.
John 3:16-171 John 2:15-17John 17:14-18Romans 12:2James 1:27Matthew 5:13-16
Quite often we get the feeling of joy and gratitude in reverse order. We think that if we are feeling joy that it will make us grateful. This is backwards. We need to be grateful first, no matter the circumstances, and the feelings of joy will follow.
Humans tend to notice the bad over the good. We tend to focus on the negative far more than the positive. We have all experience one negative word drowning out many positive words. Why is that? And how can we change our hearts so the negative doesn’t outweigh the positive as much?
Consistent reading of scripture can have a very powerful impact. We pray that you can move from a feeling of obligation and becomes a time of great pleasure.
Prayer is a discipline. It takes practice, it takes all sorts of forms and it is way more powerful than you think.
You who feel justified by the law must live all the law. You who pick and choose parts of faith, act as your own gods. Let God be God. Live in the freedom He gave us in Grace, not freedom in the flesh.