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  • James 2 - Let's Do It! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 16, 2018
     | 6,189 views

    The church needs to put faith in action by ruthlessly rooting out the disease of pride and prejudice, favoritism in its body. Why? Because it is infecting others and causing death not life. This chapter is clear separate faith and works and you get a dead corpse.

    Series: James – Let’s do it! Thesis of Book: The message of the book is “Let’s do it – live the faith – put it into action! The half-brother of Jesus is speaking to the scattered Jewish Christians across the nations – they were scattered right after Stephen was killed. James tells these Christians ...read more

  • Faith Or Works? Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Sep 12, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 6,648 views

    In James 2, we see one of the most challenging passages of Scripture. However, when seen in context, James' point becomes clear and understood.

    The English language can be a very challenging language to learn. Part of that is because many ordinary words that we use in everyday conversation can have many different meanings. Take the word “run,” for example, which according to dictionary.com, has over 179 different meanings for the word. ...read more

  • Faith Alone

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 4, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,251 views

    Faith in God alone is the determining factor for membership in the kingdom of God.

    Faith Alone James 2: 1 - 10 Intro: There is a wonderful story about a Chicago bank that once asked for a letter of recommendation on a young Bostonian being considered for employment. The Boston investment house could not say enough about the young man. His father, they wrote, was a Cabot; his ...read more

  • Non-Biblical Passages

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 14, 2019
     | 2,190 views

    Ten sayings not found in Scripture.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Many think these “sayings” are quoted from Scripture, but they are just not there. However, they have biblical truths taught (a) in principle, or (b) application. 2. Some wrongly apply some of these “sayings.” 3. Condition: become a man/woman of the book, i.e., the Bible. ...read more

  • Memories Can Separate You From Your Life

    Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Apr 3, 2019
     | 6,860 views

    The enemy of soul oftentimes uses our memories against us. He will use them to distract us from what the Lord is trying to do in our lives. This message includes a powerful Word that the Lord gave.

    We’re going to begin in Philippians. Worship is very important in developing our relationship with the Lord. God wants us to understand that if you’re going to mature from Point A to Point B, worship is going to be a very important part of that. And if you want to mature from Point B to Point C, ...read more

  • The Face Of Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on May 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,377 views

    After 8 months sidetrack, this message brings us back to James to hear his words about living and life. Favoritism is an ugly thing anywhere at anytime, but especially for God’s family.

    The Face of Favoritism James 2:1-13 * I recently read a story about a man who was the interim pastor of a church. He hadn’t been at the church for long, so the people didn’t know him very well yet. (Interim pastors are in a very unique position. Many times they have a lot more insight into what’s ...read more

  • How To Be Real In Human Relationships Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Sep 1, 2018
     | 4,608 views

    Sermon on James 2:1-26

    Series Title: Being Real an Automated World How to be Real in Human Relationships James 2:1 – 26 1 My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? 2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting ...read more

  • Divine Providence Part 4 - Justice, Mercy, And The Plan Of Salvation Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Nov 10, 2018
     | 4,481 views

    Justice and Mercy are polar opposities. Then how does God's plan for salvation satisfy the demands of both?

    This is Part 4 of an 8-part series, which was originally developed for a 13-week adult class, with some of the parts taking more or less than a 45-minute class period. I am starting to post the series on SermonCentral, and plan to post the remaining parts over the next few days as time permits. I ...read more

  • Judgment Please, Hold The Mercy - James 2:8-13 Series

    Contributed by Darrell Ferguson on Aug 28, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 657 views

    Showing mercy means giving people what they need rather than what they deserve. This message will help you enjoy receiving God’s mercy every day and will motivate you to show mercy to others—especially in your thoughts toward people.

    James 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of ...read more

  • Playing Favorites (James 2:1-4) Series

    Contributed by Darrell Ferguson on Aug 19, 2021
     | 1,206 views

    Are you more likely to be friendly toward someone at church who is attractive than someone who is repulsive in some way? Do you look with more favor on wealthy people than homeless people? This passage teaches us how to look at people the way God looks at them.

    Command: No Favoritism One of the most unsettling things that can happen when I read the Bible is when I discover that something is especially important to God, and it is not really a big deal in my thinking. For whatever reason, there are certain sins that we are all very aware of, and there are ...read more

  • Whose Side Are You On? - James 2:5-7 Series

    Contributed by Darrell Ferguson on Aug 28, 2021
     | 963 views

    The key to loving people and treating them the way God wants us to treat them lies in what we value.

    James 2:1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ...read more

  • The Royal Law - James 2:8-9 Series

    Contributed by Darrell Ferguson on Aug 28, 2021
     | 968 views

    We tend to disguise our sinful favoritism under the guise of loving our neighbor. Favoritism seems like love towards those we favor, but James shows that it’s really a violation of the royal law of love.

    James 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. The Importance of the Command Is anybody here interested in seeing the most important ...read more

  • Playing Favorites Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,839 views

    Trying to secure our status in God's sight by checking off a list of church activities won't give us enough credit to get away with looking down on our neighbor.

    Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided ...read more

  • God Doesn't Play Games Series

    Contributed by Monte Brown on Feb 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,239 views

    God’s Word certainly points out for us what sin is and names it clearly, but God’s Word also helps us to make right decisions about life.

    Review Week before last we started our series of messages called “Raising the Standard.” The first message was entitled “What’s Your Standard.” We found out that things like lying, living together, stealing, murder, abortion, hatred, and all sorts of other ...read more

  • One Way To Show Mercy Is To Be Friendly ! Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Feb 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,438 views

    James teaches that friendliness, is shown, for one way by being merciful to others and if we are not mercy will not be shown to us.

    INTRODUCTION 1. Open your bibles to James 2:12&13. 2. James has a question for each one of us. Have we made an effort to shake hands with everyone that has come into the building? 3. Did you reach your hand out and give them a hand shake? Did you speak a few friendly and encouraging ...read more