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  • James 6 Right Attitudes Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 28, 2018
     | 6,698 views

    We put faith in action when we approach life with a right attitude about God’s will, life and work. The other truth I see in our texts today is where we live matters to God too and all this seems rooted in our attitude with God.

    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 ...read more

  • Discerning God's Will Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 23, 2018
     | 4,088 views

    This is message 22 in our exploration of James. This message further explores the subject of 'God's will. Specifically what is it and how do we know it.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Discerning God's Will Pt 1 We all face decisions every day, all through the day. Some decisions are minor, some monumental. Paper or plastic. Caffeine or decaff. Dark roast, medium roast. Non-fat, 1%, 2%, whole milk. Most items you seek have a multitude ...read more

  • Discerning The Will Of God Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 23, 2018
     | 2,342 views

    This message continues the discussion of discerning God's will from Message 22 with a focus on elements of discovering God's will.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Discerning God's Will” Part 2 REVIEW Our encounter with James instruction to consider God’s will in every aspect of your life because life is short lead us into a deeper discussion of the nature and discernment of God’s will. WHAT IS GOD’S WILL? The ...read more

  • Faith's Response To God's Will Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 4, 2018
     | 4,058 views

    Message 21 in our study of James. This message deals with the need to include a passion for God's will over my own when making plans for the future.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Faith’s Response to God’s Will” The book of James is all about living our life with genuine faith in God. James describes the kind of life the one who claims to live by faith lives. I. Faith’s response to trials 1:2-27 Joyfully endure – continued ...read more

  • The Best Laid Plans. . . Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 14, 2012
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     | 4,993 views

    We may think we have everything under control but a great sin is omitting the reality of God and his leadership in our lives.

    1. Lighthouse and Battleship There was an officer in the Navy who had always dreamed of commanding a battleship. He finally achieved that dream and was given commission of the newest and proudest ship in the fleet. One stormy night, as the ship plowed through the seas, the captain was on duty on ...read more

  • Tough Questions

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jul 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,046 views

    James chapter 4 asks us questions that convict us and call us to humble submission to God.

    Submit Yourselves to God 4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask ...read more

  • Be Careful When You Plan Ahead! Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jul 3, 2017
     | 7,833 views

    Be Careful When You Plan Ahead – James chapter 4 verses 13-17 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    SERMON OUTLINE: • Faith in the future is uncertain (vs 13). • Our view of the future is blind (vs 14) • Trusting God with the future is wisdom (vs 15) • Boasting about the future is arrogant (vs 16) • Doing good in the present is required (vs 17) SERMON BODY: Ill: • A man was given ...read more

  • Planning And The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Nov 10, 2017
     | 9,161 views

    If you want to succeed ask God's what he wants you to do.

    Planning And The Will Of God Text: James 4:13-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: On September 11, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell watched the television in his boss’ office as a second hijacked airplane slammed into the World Trade Center. The Army officer had no idea that minutes later madmen would ...read more

  • That's Good! (Part Two)

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 3, 2018
     | 2,846 views

    Last week I talked about how God is good but we are not. But we can be declared good through Christ. If we have been born again there are some things we need to be doing. We need to discern what is good and then we need to do what we know is good.

    Recap: Last week I talked about how God is good but we are not. Most people think they are good but that's because they're using the wrong standard of measurement. Rick Warren writes, "Goodness can only be measured by God. God is the standard of goodness. If we compare ourselves to ...read more

  • The Mist That Made A Difference Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on May 17, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,603 views

    Our temporary lives can make a lasting difference if we will surrender our plans to God.

    The Mist that Made a Difference James 4:13-17 13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a ...read more

  • How To Plan Ahead Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Apr 17, 2010
     | 4,369 views

    1) The Foolishness of Ignoring God`s Will, 2) The Arrogance of Denying God`s Will 3) The Sin of Disobeying God`s Will & 4) The Blessing of Acknowledging God`s Will

    The expansive cloud of high-altitude grit from an Icelandic volcano has left airline passengers stranded around the globe since Thursday. Airline officials have been forced to ground nearly three in four European flights. The cloud of ash is drifting across an area including the United Kingdom, ...read more

  • What Else Do You Need To Shed? Series

    Contributed by Alis Cerrahyan on Jun 27, 2019
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     | 2,298 views

    Holding on to our comfort zone can have serious consequences; especially if it's hindering our works within the body of Christ. Either we're in or we're not. There are no half-officers in the army of God.

    Many different types of people walk through the gates into boot camp. Rich and poor; fat and skinny; bully and timid; smart and stupid; agile and clumsy; capable and ignorant. The first task that the military has to accomplish is to make them all "equal." That's called ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 11 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 16, 2010
     | 2,344 views

    This portion of the book of James focuses in on our attitude towards the person of God Himself. James is asking the question of God’s participation in our thoughts and actions. Do we put ourselves above our creator, and do we disregard God in our planni

    ARE WE USURPING GOD? James 4:11-17 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is ...read more

  • Leaving God Out Of Our Plans – Boasting And Being Arrogant! Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,395 views

    James teaches that it is sinfull to leave God out of our plans and on our own to boast and be arrogant and negligent to His commands.

    INTRODUCTION #23 1. Open your bibles to James 4:13-17. 2. In this section of scripture James gives warning about making plans that do not include God in those plans. (1)Young people, is God #1 in your planning for your summer vacation? With your free time will you read the bible and pray ...read more

  • Drawing Closer To God

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 24, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,089 views

    5 ways to draw closer to God. 1 Submit yourself. 2 Resist the devil. 3 Wash your hands. 4 Sorrow for sin. 5 Realize your worthlessness

    20100418.Sermon.Drawing Closer to God By William Akehurst, BA HSWC James 4 From LAB notes 1-3 Quarrels among believers are always harmful. James tells us that these quarrels result from evil desires within us – we want more possessions, more money, higher status, more recognition. ...read more