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  • Understanding Temptation

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 24, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,019 views

    Temptation can take us by surprise sometimes. We can get discouraged when we find ourselves giving in over and over. We get overwhelmed when it seems like we can't catch a break. What can we do? It's important that we understand what's going on so we can

    UNDERSTANDING TEMPTATION James 1:13-18 1) The difference between testing and temptation. • Testing is good; temptation is not (Vs. 17). Every good and perfect gift is from above. Therefore, since God doesn’t tempt anyone temptation is not good. However, it isn’t sin, since ...read more

  • How To Escape The Sin Trap Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 3, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,084 views

    1. Don’t try to excuse your sin (vs. 13). 2. Examine your sin (vs. 14-15). 3. Exalt God’s goodness (vs. 16-17). 4. Embrace the word of truth (vs. 18).

    Christianity Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 3: How to Escape the Sin Trap James 1:13-18 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Feb. 26, 2012 BACKGROUND: *Before we start, it’s important to note that up until now, James has used the word “temptation” as we ...read more

  • How To Understand & Defeat Temptation Series

    Contributed by Buffy Cook on Jan 25, 2015
     | 3,819 views

    "For Dummies" books are a raging success! Why? Full of practical wisdom and simple "How To's" Wouldn't a "Christianity for Dummies," a book full of practical wisdom & simple How Tos on how to live out our faith, be great? James & this series is JUST THAT

    Christianity For Dummies: How To Understand & Defeat Temptation James 1:13-18 I. Introduction A. Well, we've just started our series "Christianity for Dummies" based on the Book of James. We talked about the fact that this series title is not meant to insult but is rather a term of ...read more

  • Good And Perfect Gifts - James 1:16-18 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Aug 12, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,930 views

    These verses follow teaching on testing and trials. Is it possible that testing and trials could be considered good and perfect gifts from the Father of the heavenly lights? It all depends if you're walking with Him or away from Him.

    (Pastor Steve starts the first section - co-preaching with Pastor Karenlee) The Scripture that we’ll be taking a look at today is … James 1:15-18 “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of ...read more

  • Run To The Light!

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Aug 20, 2015
     | 3,149 views

    In a dark world it is best to go the the Light!!

    James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. My friend John and I were discussing this verse and he used the illustration of a lit match. The flame itself casts no shadow, ...read more

  • What Do I Look Like?

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Aug 30, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,841 views

    The text describes to us, not to forget what manner of person we see in the mirror.

    James 1:17-27 What do I look like? One of the cool things about going to an amusement park or carnival is a visit to the "house of mirrors" or "hall of mirrors." When visitors look at themselves in these mirrors, their images are distorted! Perhaps they're very tall ...read more

  • The Goodness Of God

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Aug 29, 2015
     | 6,764 views

    God is available at all times to hear our prayers, to listen to our concerns and to be touched by the nonverbal communication of our feelings. In return, we must be increasingly acquainted with the voice of God. We must follow God each and every day.

    In the passage from James 1:17-27, James talks about the goodness of God. God doesn’t tempt us to do evil things, but he often uses life’s challenges to strengthen and perfect us. In the process we become more like God. Instead of tempting us to do evil things, God gives us good ...read more

  • "The Goodness Of God" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 15, 2015
     | 6,741 views

    God is perfectly good. What does that mean?

    James speaks to us her about the goodness of God. He refers to God as the “Father of the heavenly lights.” This is the only place in the Bible where God is called by such a title and seems to be used by James for the purpose of emphasizing God’s goodness. The idea of ...read more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It??? Series

    Contributed by Eric Grenier on Apr 26, 2018
     | 2,119 views

    Temptation has more to do with following our flesh then following the devil. Satan can ONLY tempt us to do what we WANT to do.

    James 1:9-18 9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and ...read more

  • When God Raises You Up

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan Vorce on Jun 2, 2018
     | 7,912 views

    Many times we can be discouraged by being passed over, disrespected, taken for granted or outright ignored. This sermon talks about The Foundation of Promotion, The Mechanics of Promotion & No Longer Passed Over but Sought Out.

    Introduction Man is Carnal | God is Spiritual Man Strives for Democracy | God Designed the Church as a Theocracy (As Christians we live according to the government of God Acts 5:29-40 I. The Foundation of Promotion A. Prayer & Fasting 1. The Focus on the Families definition of ...read more

  • Don't Blame God For Temptation Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 3, 2018
     | 5,057 views

    Message 10 from James exploring James' admonition not to blame God for temptation but look within ourselves.

    Chico Alliance Church April 22, 2018 Pastor David Welch “Don’t Blame God for Temptation” James provided instruction to his reader that would serve as a test of their faith. True faith manifests in specific ways. James tells us how a person who claims to live by faith should be living. One of ...read more

  • All Gifts Came From God

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Sep 12, 2016
     | 5,003 views

    To show that GOD is the Source and Cause of everything good that we have in this life and in the life to come.

    I. EXORDIUM: Do you have something you own? No. All that I have came from GOD. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers/unbelievers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD is the Source and Cause of everything good that we have in this life and in the life to come. IV. TEXT: James 1:17 ...read more

  • Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Oct 9, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 18,600 views

    Only one of the ten lepers in today's story thought to thank the giver for his miraculous gift of healing. God calls us to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, as we thank him for every good gift from heaven above.

    Luke 17:11-19 Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been late, so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedule. She still had to pick up her prescription, pick up the children ...read more

  • Do Not Be Deceived! Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 14, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,050 views

    Deception is all around us. How do we overcome? James has great counsel from God to help us.

  • You Are A Child Of God Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Jun 17, 2019
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,509 views

    Biologically all of us have an earthly father. Spiritually we have a heavenly Father.

    It’s Fathers day, and tonight I want to simply remind you that you are a child of God. We are all children no matter how old we are. You and I, in a sense, will always be a child. Biologically all of us have an earthly father. Spiritually we have a heavenly Father. You and I did not just ...read more