Category: Book of James

Dead Sea Believers

Dead Sea Believers But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:22 ESV) As a biblical counselor and a Pastor, I’ve often wondered how I can walk more consistently as a Christian and encourage my counselees and congregation to… Continue Reading “Dead Sea Believers”

Sermon: An All-Round Ministry (James 5:13-20)

An All-Round Ministry James 5:13-20 James 5:13-20 (ESV)      Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.  [14] Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over… Continue Reading “Sermon: An All-Round Ministry (James 5:13-20)”

Sermon: While You Wait Part 1 (James 5:1-12)

While You Wait Pt. 1 James 5:1-12   James 5:1-12 (ESV)      Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.  [2] Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.  [3] Your gold and silver have corroded,… Continue Reading “Sermon: While You Wait Part 1 (James 5:1-12)”

Sermon: The Crisis of Sovereignty (James 4:13-17)

The Crisis of Sovereignty James 4: 13-17   We saw earlier in chapter 4 of James the truths relating to quarreling and fighting among Believers.  James’ conclusion to this was we fight because we have misguided passions that are constantly at war.  Our own… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Crisis of Sovereignty (James 4:13-17)”

Sermon: Cheating on a Jealous God (James 4:1-10)

Cheating on a Jealous God James 4:1-10 James 4:1-10 (ESV) What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? [2] You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and… Continue Reading “Sermon: Cheating on a Jealous God (James 4:1-10)”

Sermon: True Wisdom (James 3:13-18)

True Wisdom James 3:13-18   James 3:13-18 (ESV)      Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.  [14] But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do… Continue Reading “Sermon: True Wisdom (James 3:13-18)”

Sermon: The Character of Faith Pt. 2 (James 2:14-26)

The Character of Faith Pt. 2 James 2:14-26   James 2:14-26 (ESV)      What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?  [15] If a brother or sister is poorly clothed… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Character of Faith Pt. 2 (James 2:14-26)”

Sermon: The Character of Faith Part 1 (James 2:1-13)

The Character of Faith Pt. 1 James 2:1-13 James 2:1-13 (ESV) My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. [2] For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Character of Faith Part 1 (James 2:1-13)”

Sermon: Putting on Righteousness (James 1:19-27)

Putting on Righteousness James 1:19-27   Matthew 5:20 (ESV)      For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. What did Jesus have in mind when He spoke these words?  What… Continue Reading “Sermon: Putting on Righteousness (James 1:19-27)”

Sermon: The Gift of the Word (James 1:16-18)

The Gift of the Word James 1:16-18 Last week we saw the truth spoken by James. God is never responsible for evil. Because of God’s very nature it is impossible for Him to have anything to do with sin…except punish it. James shift gears… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Gift of the Word (James 1:16-18)”