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  • Inhale And Exhale The Gospel

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Sep 2, 2015
    based on 41 ratings
     | 9,668 views

    In the Christian life faith and works go together like inhaling and exhaling. Billy Graham stated it in these terms: Faith is taking the Gospel in; works is taking the Gospel out."

    A very young boy .....crippled since birth ......was hurrying .....to catch a bus. Carrying gifts under his arm, .....he was struggling .....with his crutches. Suddenly, .....a man bumped into him,..... knocking his parcels ......in all directions. The man then paused ....and scolded ...read more

  • Refusing To Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 30, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,447 views

    If you want God's favor, don't treat people with favoritism.

    Something very interesting happened on Monday night when people who normally hate on the Packers were suddenly on their side when a blown call by the replacement officials gave the win to the Seahawks. Even Bear fans expressed sympathy to me all week. Well, except for one guy who called me a ...read more

  • Faithing - Faith Without Works Is Dead

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Sep 10, 2012
    based on 393 ratings
     | 68,848 views

    In the Christian life faith and works go together like inhaling and exhaling. Billy Graham stated it in these terms: Faith is taking the Gospel in; works is taking the Gospel out.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 ; Psalm 125 ; James 2:1-17 and Mark 7:24-37. Alexander Graham Bell was an amazingly talented person. He invented the ...read more

  • Don’t Show Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 17, 2012
    based on 187 ratings
     | 18,579 views

    1- God has chosen the poor to be rich in faith 2- God has given the royal law to be observed 3- God has determined mercy to be triumphant

    INTRO.- ILL.- Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United ...read more

  • The Strange Case Of The Snooty Usher

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 16,554 views

    A classic sermon by Adrian Rogers declaring the church should be a place where "everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord."

    This sermon from the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library © 2010 Rogers Family Trust. Used by permission. www.pastortraining.com www.adrianrogerslibrary.com Introduction Take your Bibles, please, and turn if you will to James chapter 2. We worked our way through James chapter 1. As we continue our ...read more

  • Faith Without Works Is Dead

    Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Apr 10, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 29,644 views

    Salvation is only through faith and the redeeming work and grace of God. However, I do say that if our faith is not accompanied by works, then we can’t say that we have a genuine faith.

    I want to start today’s service with a joke. There was this very rich man who lived in the United States, who had heard of a man that lived in France that was very famous for walking the tightrope. According to what he had heard, the Frenchman had the reputation of walking the tightrope at ...read more

  • Don’t Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Jun 28, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,494 views

    considers what playing favorites means and how the church can fall into this today and what it means when we do.

    Don’t Play Favorites James 2:1-13 slide How many of you watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley cup? It was pretty amazing and those from Chicago were excited. Those from Philadelphia were not so excited to see the Blackhawks win. That is because the Blackhawks were not their favorite ...read more

  • Living Faith

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 24, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,758 views

    JAMES tells us to live out our faith. Faith is given to us that we might believe. But we must also live out our faith, faith must be...alive.

    2010.03.21.SERMON.Living Faith James 2 Beware Of Personal Favoritism 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man ...read more

  • The Triumph Of Mercy Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Mar 16, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,741 views

    God wants us to extend His love and mercy to everyone, regardless of their status in life.

    The Triumph of Mercy James 2:1-13 Intro: Our country was founded on principles of equality and justice. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable ...read more

  • Show Me!

    Contributed by D Parker on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,299 views

    A different look at the balance of faith and works

    Concordia Lutheran Church 14th Sunday of Pentecost, August 6, 2009 SHOW ME! James 2:1-10, 14-18 † IN THE NAME OF JESUS † James encourages the church, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your ...read more

  • A Law Of Liberating Love Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 22 ratings
     | 12,970 views

    Since we all are law breakers, we need to seek mercy. Those who have found mercy from God’s judgment should no longer judge other’s with partiality but with mercy.

    JAMES 2:8-13 A LAW OF LIBERATING LOVE [Matthew 22:36-40] Getting a proper perspective can help change our attitude. A COWBOY out west was driving down a dirt road with his dog riding in back of the pickup truck and his faithful horse in the trailer behind. He failed to negotiate a curve ...read more

  • James: An Exposition Of James 2 Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,679 views

    A look at James Chapter two encouraging the reader to view the book of James in full context with practical applications for the believer. This entire series is available as an ebook entitled "James: Who has Superior Faith" via the ibook store (itunes)

    Introduction James is my favorite book of the Bible. I have always been drawn to its practical approach and straightforward method of approaching the subject of living one’s faith. James doesn’t spend a lot of time discussing doctrine, though the book is full of doctrinal concepts. Instead, ...read more

  • Treating People Right Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Sep 3, 2008
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,898 views

    A look at how we are to treat other people.

    Treating People Right One of your biggest problems and mine are people problems – learning how to get along with other people. There is a short poem that goes – “To dwell above with those you love – that will be glory. To dwell below, with those you know – that’s a different ...read more

  • Faith Plus Works Equals A Hit

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jun 6, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 848 views

    A series of messages from the book of James. Teaching verse upon verse. It takes a faith and works mix to stay on track and to stay friutful.

    Faith Plus Works Equals a Hit Text: James 2:14-26 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in ...read more

  • Leaving Prejudice

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on May 30, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 817 views

    The book of James is referred to Jesus’ writings from Matthew 5-7 Jesus teaching the Beautitudes. This is a teaching verse upon verse in the book of James

    Start by reading this story: On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude little lifesaving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over ...read more

  • Dealing With Favoritism

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,444 views

    We have become comfortable with it, even in church, but the roots of this sinful attitude and behavior are deep in our hearts. We need to dig it up!

    Passage: James 2:1-13 Intro: When a behavior or attitude becomes the norm in a society, it becomes very easy as Christians to embrace it as our own. 1. and this is especially true when the socially acceptable attitude is one that we believe ourselves. 2. there are certain things that just ...read more

  • My Favorite Church Member Series

    Contributed by James May on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,708 views

    #7 in the Book of James Series deals with favoritism in the church.

    My Favorite Church Member #7 in the Book of James Series By Pastor Jim May All of us have favorites. We have our favorite ice cream, our favorite food, our favorite hobby and even our favorite brand of automobiles. Favoritism is everywhere; in the job place, proven by the statement: ...read more

  • Judgment Or Mercy; The Choice Is Yours Series

    Contributed by James May on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,448 views

    #8 in the Book of James study deals with the Holiness of God who will be the judge of all sin, as well as the mercy of God for those who obey his Word and accept Jesus Christ as Lord.

    8 Judgment or Mercy; the Choice is Yours Book of James Series By Pastor Jim May The Law of our Land says that a man is innocent until proven guilty. But it is not so with the Judge of the Universe; for God says that all men are guilty until they are made innocent through the blood of ...read more

  • Test 2: Preference Test Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 61 ratings
     | 20,531 views

    When we glory in the status of people, we forget how far we all fall short of the glory of God. The only thing we can glory in is the imputed righteousness of Christ. We forget that when we don’t treat people right.

    1. Introduction (2:1) 2. Treat people in light of man’s motives (2:2-4) 3. Treat people in light of God’s purposes (2:5-7) 4. Treat people in light of Jesus’ commandments (2:8-11) 5. Treat people in light of God’s mercy (2:12-13) JAMES 2:1 I recently heard a story about a man who was the ...read more

  • Part Iv - The Book Of James Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,795 views

    Part for in the study of James - James 2:1-13

    The Book of James Study (Part IV) James 2:1-13 Many consider this second chapter of James to be the heart of his message. Because here he gives a description of the character of faith. He shows us that the expression of his kind of faith is that which pleases God in our lives. The Christian ...read more

  • How To Live With People You Don't Like

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 621 views

    Common problem we all have is how to to live with others, deal with it via insight from James.

    How to live with people you don’t like Pastor Andrew Chan Message based on James 2:1-13 “A Faith That Works” Series Scripture reading – James 2:1-13 1My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring ...read more

  • Trato Igualitario Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,691 views

    Debemos tratar bien a todos sin excepción

    Buen Trato por Igual Santiago 2:1-12 Intro. Creo que hemos visto en documentales, visto películas, o leído en libros que a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, algunos seres humanos se consideran con más derechos o mayor dignidad que otros y les dan un trato desigual y, a veces, inhumano. ...read more

  • Living Faith Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 999 views

    A series in James about possessing a foolproof faith. This message focuses on faith that lives what it says it believes.

    Foolproof – A Study of James January 14, 2007 LIVING Faith – James 2:11-26 Sunday AM Recap: We’re in a series in James about how to have a foolproof faith so that we won’t be fooled into thinking we have genuine faith when we’re only religious and so we can’t be fooled into ...read more

  • Showing No Favoritism Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,066 views

    The church must be the one place in the world where the things which serve to classify and separate people must not be allowed.

    Introduction: A. I read a story about what happened at a church one Sunday morning. 1. As the congregation began to arrive they found a dirty, old vagrant lying beside the church’s front door. 2. Some looked at him and said how awful that someone looking like that is lying outside our beautiful ...read more

  • Judging

    Contributed by Stephen Carroll on May 4, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 698 views

    This sermon deals with James’ exhortation to not judge.

    The Book of James is a short letter that is often over looked. Not just because it is short but there have been many who simply didn’t like what it said so they would glance over it quickly. Martin Luther, not the King but the great reformer who lived a few hundred years ago didn’t like James at ...read more

  • The Best Way To Live Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Mar 1, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,146 views

    The best way to live is to see people the way God sees them and to love your neighbor as yourself.

    James: Religion that Works “The Best Way to Live” March 5, 2006 Introduction: All of us are looking for the best and most satisfying way to live our lives. As humans we naturally seek out what gives us the best feeling and the most satisfying experience in our lives. People search their entire ...read more

  • Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,690 views

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Momma Says...".

    Series: Momma Says… (James)[#2] DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER James 1:9-11; 2:1-13 Introduction: [Items needed: A big target on a bulletin board (have a picture of Jesus underneath the target); a table with several darts on it; a blank piece of paper in the bulletin; and extra pencils in ...read more

  • Free From Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,953 views

    2nd in a 5 part series from the book of James on making practical application to real problems.

    RELIGION THAT REALLY WORKS - Week 2 FREE OF FAVORITISM JAMES 2:1-13 INTRODUCTION: Video Clip: Shrek 2 - Start: Ch.4-0:12:34 End:0:14:58 = 2:24 What is it that causes prejudice? Why do people show favoritism - treating some better than others? Maybe it’s fear. When others seem strange to ...read more

  • Correcting Your Spiritual Myopia Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,503 views

    We struggle with the problem of prejudice to one degree or another by an improper focus on the externals. James addresses this problem head-on in James 2:1-13.

    Scripture The animated movie Shrek celebrates the worth of society’s undervalued people. It revolves around a boorish ogre named Shrek who finds a friend in a talking donkey—creatively named “Donkey”! Shrek unexpectedly falls in love with a princess, whom he and Donkey rescue from a distant ...read more

  • Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Sep 18, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,801 views

    Pentecost 17(B) - God’s mercy triumphs over judgment when believers realize that mercy is the law of God’s love and mercy acts with deeds of love.

    MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT James 2:8-10; 12-18 - September 11, 2005 - Pentecost 17 Dear Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: Today we are going to talk about the deeds and actions of Christian faith. But before we do that, it is important to remind ourselves that the faith we ...read more