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  • Turning Trials Into Triumphs Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 5, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    In James 1:2-12 we learn five timeless, spiritual truths that enable us to turn trials into triumphs.

    Introduction: A. In Max Lucado’s book, In The Eye Of The Storm (published in 1991), he tells a story about a parakeet named Chippie. 1. Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage, and the next he was sucked in, washed up and blown over. 2. The more

  • Passing The Test

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Every Christian needs to understand what to do in times of testing.

    of James was written by the brother of our Lord as a circular letter. That is, it was a letter intended to be copied and passed among the churches. Specifically, James was addressing “the twelve tribes scattered among the nations.” Most scholars believe this to be a reference to the believers who more

  • Pruebas Y Sabiduría Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Cómo estar preparados para un nuevo año

    PRUEBAS Y SABIDURÍA Santiago 1:2-8 Intro. Hoy es el primer domingo del año 2005. Hoy comienza un nuevo proceso de nuestras vidas. Al llenar un formulario tienes que recordar poner en la fecha, 2005 y ya no 2004. ¿Qué necesitarás este nuevo año 2005? Como cristianos, cada inicio de día, mes y more

  • What Doesn't Kill You Will Only Make You Stronger Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "Momma Says...".

    Series: Momma Says… (James)[#1] WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU WILL ONLY MAKE YOU STRONGER James 1:1-8 Introduction: For those of you who know my mother, you know where I get my “gift for gab”. My mom loves to talk and she always has a saying for everything. You have probably heard and said many more

  • Asking For Wisdom Series

    Contributed by John Visser on Feb 21, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    When we ask God for wisdom in the midst of painful trials, ee start discovering what really matters. We start discovering how God is working out His eternal purposes in all of the pain and all of the confusion of the here and now.

    Let me begin by giving you a little bit of the background information to the book of James. The book of James is the first of what is known as “The General Epistles” in Scripture. The general epistles are seven in number. Besides James, they include 1st & 2nd Peter, 1st, 2nd & 3rd John and the book more

  • Good Grief - Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The Body of Christ needs to learn how to administer “Good Grief” in loss, in crisis and in trauma situations of life.

    Good Grief -- Part 4 On the lighter side of life: Funny pictures from Testimony: Trevor Jorgenson Thesis: The Body of Christ needs to learn how to administer “Good Grief” in loss, in crisis and in trauma situations of life. Summary of the series – What have we learned? Good more

  • An Opportunity For Joy Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    God wants to take the trials in your life and through them produce in you fruit that will last.

    An Opportunity For Joy Text: James 1:2-12 Introduction 1. Read James 1:2-12 2. Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean more

  • The Common Struggle Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    The common struggle of all mankind is having trials in your life.

    James: Religion That Works “The Common Struggle” James 1:1-12 February 12, 2006 Introduction: Over the next several weeks we are going to be looking at the book of James and the practical message for our lives. As we begin this look at “Religion That Works,” let me begin by giving you a more

  • The Battle Within

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    Fighting Temptation/ Keeping your faith

    (James: 2-8 :) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance, 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he more

  • Count It All Joy

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    How God proves us with tests.

    James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3. knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Have you ever really stopped and considered that more

  • Simplicity - The Key To Harmony Series

    Contributed by John Baker on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    Series on Christian Stewardship

    Title: Simplicity, the key to Harmony Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: January 23, 2005 Series: Living the Uncomplicated Life Introduction I am not a chemist or physicist but have you ever noticed how many fascinating things are around us everyday. Take for instance water. Water is more

  • Suffering Successfully Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    1st in a 5 part series from the book of James on making practical application to real problems.

    RELIGION THAT REALLY WORKS - Week 1 SUFFERING SUCCESSFULLY JAMES 1:1-7 & 12 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: Do you believe in God? According to a Fox News survey, 92% of Americans say they do. And since you’re here in church today it’s probably not too big a leap to think that most of you more

  • Narnia: Pressing On

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    This is all about persevering in the Christian faith in the face of trials and obstacles.

    NARNIA: PRESSING ON Galatians 6:7-10 HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE GIVING UP? Quitting on life? Throwing in the towel? If so, you may take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. This is the common lot of men. Discouragement is the devil’s chief tool. He wields it often and strikes with more

  • The Blessing Of Trouble

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    We try to avoid the very things God wants to use to mould us into the glorious creatures He intends us to be.

    “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” It is noteworthy that the man who, by the time of this writing more

  • The "Perfect" Sermon

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    Our purpose is to grow and become more like Christ

    Title: The Perfect Sermon Text: Matt 19:16-21, Jas 1:2-5,19, John 17:4 & 23. FCF: God is perfect, and would have us be too. SO: I want the congregation to link communion, with the completeness goodness of God and the realities of this present age. The basis of this sermon is a word study of more