The Tongue – Part 2

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ACL-39 900722PM Tongue-2 THE TONGUE PART 2 JAMES 3 Our Bible says a lot about all the wrong ways we can use our tongues. This list sums up the major ways God says – “Don’t use your tongues for”: wickedness, deceit, lying, perverseness, filthiness, corruption, bitterness, anger, craftiness, flattery, slander, backbiting, gossip, blaspheming, foolishness, boasting, […]

The Tongue – Part 1

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ACL-38 900722AM THE TONGUE JAMES 3 Our tongue is an intriguing study of great contrasts. Think of that object resting in your mouth just now. To the Doctor it is a two ounce slab of mucous membrane containing a world of inter-related muscles and nerves. That is the interesting tongue. To our Body it is […]

Sacrificial Devotion

ACL-37 DEVOTION SACRIFICES II CORINTHIANS 8:53 970810am   1st century church members knew that devotion to Christ means sacrifice. The eloquence of the writer of Hebrews is nowhere more evident than in chapter 11. There he says that those who walk by faith do so in lifelong sacrifice. Hebrews 11:10 for he waited for the […]

Noah Led

ACL-36 970706AM FATHERS OF THE WORD In “FATHERS OF THE WORD,” we’re going to look at four photos of dads in God’s Word — Job, Noah, Abraham, and Eli. And, as you can tell, if you know your Bible, we’ll be studying three good guys and one bad guy. We’re going to learn what a […]

The Scattered Church

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ACL-35 970427AM JAMES 1:1 “THE CHURCH SCATTERED” (59-3) What have you done in your life so far that will outlast your memory here on earth. In other words if you are not George Washington, Lincoln, Napoleon or someone like that, what will remain beyond you? This morning I am going to invite you to be […]

Normal Christians

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ACL-34 980322AM JAMES 5.7-20 AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY SERIES “A NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIFE” JAMES 5:7-20 We need to be: v. 7-8a BELIEVING GOD’S PLAN ENOUGH TO BE A WAITING CHRISTIAN v. 8b-12 TRUSTING GOD’S WILL ENOUGH TO BE A LOOKING CHRISTIAN v. 13b SEEKING GOD’S PROMISES ENOUGH TO BE A SINGING CHRISTIAN v. 13a, 14-18 DESIRING GOD’S […]

Rust Prevention

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ACL-33 980315AM JAMES-29 5.1-6 RUSTING RICHES AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY SERIES “HOW TO AVOID RUSTING OUR SOUL WITH A CORRODED LIFE” JAMES 5:1-6 Jesus often warned us about the longing for wealth. His brother James picked up that message and deeply speaks to our hearts about the way that the desire for wealth can “corrode” our souls, […]

Confident Living

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ACL-32 980222am AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY SERIES HOW TO LIVE CONFIDENTLY JAMES 4:13-17 Authentic Christianity. That is the theme of this book we are studying. This morning look at the elements of a confident life. One that operates well in any conditions. James describes it in 4:13-17. 1. THE PURPOSE OF MY LIFE IS NOT TO GATHER […]

The Pride Problem

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ACL-31 980201am James 4:1-12 “HOW TO CURE THE I PROBLEM ” God is in an all out war against PRIDE this morning. He wants to stamp it out in our lives this morning. Let’s let Him give us an exam this morning and help us cure our “I” problem today! The most glaring portrait of […]

Living like Jesus

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ACL-30 980125am James 3:13-18 “LIVING LIKE JESUS” I got a call this week about changing my long distance carrier. They said I had to confirm who would be my communications provider. In a very real and far more sobering way, this message is a call about your carrier of long distance. Who will be each […]

Blessing God

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ACL-29 980118am James 3:1-12 IS YOUR LIFE— BLESSING GOD? If James could reduce the purpose of his letter down to only two words, they would be “Spiritual maturity”. Personal spiritual growth among individuals is just about the greatest need in our church today. In our end of the 20th century, we are seeing too many […]

Vital Signs of Faith

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ACL-28 980111AM James 2.14-26 JAMES 2:14-26 “SEVEN VITAL SIGNS OF LIVING FAITH” This morning our passage in James is all about genuine, reliable, life changing and soul saving faith. Faith DISPLAYS itself in godly works is the thesis of this loving pastor’s letter. As he writes guided by the Holy Spirit his words are like […]

Godly Impartiality

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ACL-27 971228AM JAMES2.1-13 JAMES 2:1-13 GODLY IMPARTIALITY During1 the fall of 1775, a man who appeared to be a typical American farmer attempted to book a room in Baltimore’s most fashionable hotel. Concerned about the hotel’s reputation, the manager refused to rent the room. The man left and took a room in another hotel. Later, […]

Three Keys to Spiritual Maturity

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ACL-26 971221AM James 1.19-27 Anger “THREE KEYS TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY” JAMES 1:19-27 James this morning is exhorting us. He says, hearing of the Word must be followed by obedience; truly accepting God’s Word logically means doing it. This spiritual logic was given memorable illustration by Chuck Swindoll in his book Improving Your Serve1: Let’s pretend […]

Those Who Have and Have Not

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ACL-25 971214am “THE HAVE’S AND THE HAVE NOTS” JAMES 1:18 Have you ever considered the confident assertion of the songs of Christmas? They declare the incredible gift of God’s grace in salvation. One of the greatest songs is Handel’s Messiah. Perhaps the biography of how we received this great song will stir our love for […]

Saved Forever

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ACL-24 971207AM JAMES 1.18 59-20 “SAVED BY GOD FOREVER” JAMES 1:18 James was a master of word pictures. In his pastoral letter to his beloved sheep he paints a picture of God’s love and our responses. He describes the morbid darkness of death that oozes from the unbridled lusts of fallen human flesh. Then from […]

The God You Can Trust

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ACL-23 971130AM JAMES 1.17 59-19 THE GOD YOU CAN TRUST JAMES 1:17 James introduces us to the God we can trust in James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV Trusting God […]

Changeless God

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ACL-22 971123AM JAMES 1.17 59.18 OUR CHANGELESS GOD IN OUR CHANGING WORLD JAMES 1:17 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. KJV James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from […]

Learning from Failures

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ACL-21 971116AM DAVID PSALM 32 “LEARNING FROM FAILURE” PSALM 32 This morning we need to soberly look at a story of two men. Men who towered over their generations. Men who held the highest offices to be had on earth. Yet from their privileged position one is elevated to heavenly proportions and the other slips […]

Set Free

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ACL-20 971109AM 59-16 FORGIVEN JAMES SERIES 59-16 “THE SONG OF A SOUL SET FREE” PSALM 32 One day which was just like all the other days, the generals of King David’s cabinet made their way to the palace. Walking the cobbled streets up the winding way to the palace as they did each morning. Arriving […]

Coming Back to God

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ACL-19 971102am COMING BACK TO GOD JAMES 1:13-16 DAVID ON PSALM 51 Where have all the songs gone? The ornate halls of Jerusalem’s royal palace were strangely silent these days. It seemed as if David had lost his voice. In days past sweet songs of God’s power were often heard coming from the throne room […]

Flee Lust

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ACL-18 971026am FLEE FROM LUST WHEN TEMPTED JAMES 1:13-16 LUST: THE GIANT THAT SLEW DAVID Did you know that one of the greatest events in history has an equally tragic sequel? First there was David and Goliath, when David kills Goliath in one of the greatest moments in history. But there is a horrible sequel, […]

Look for God When Tempted

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ACL-17 971019am Looking for God When Tempted James 1:13-15 The LA Olympics of 1984 were incredible. Los Angeles was over run with the world. Everywhere could be heard the languages of every corner of the globe. In the midst of all the excitement was the Torch. Looking for the Torch was a real passion for […]

Temptations

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ACL-16 970928am How to overcome Temptations James 1:13 The book of James was a letter written 19 ½ centuries ago. It was from the heart of a pastor who knew his flock well. Pastor James knew the weaknesses we all face and explained how to turn them into opportunities for faithfulness. With the breath of […]

Crown of Life

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ACL-15 970921am JAMES 1:12 Winning the Crown of Life John Monsell’s hymn focuses on the virtue of true commitment: Fight the good fight with all thy might; Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right. Lay hold on life, and it shall be Thy joy and crown eternally. Run the straight race through God’s good […]

Rich toward God

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ACL-14 970914AM JAMES-10 1.9-11 JAMES 1:9-11 “EXTRAVAGANT GIVING – IS RICH TOWARD GOD ” This morning we are concluding our time considering the new way the Lord measures wealth. James tells us it is not outward but inward. It is not material but spiritual. It is not having but giving. Jesus pointed this out in […]

Rich Poor & Poor Rich

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ACL-13 970907am JAMES 1:9-11 The Rich-Poor and The Poor-Rich God describes four types of people living in our world: rich/poor, rich/rich, poor/rich and poor/poor. Jesus Christ was born in poverty. He was born in a lowly stable, to poor parents, overlooked by the world. Jesus was born in a borrowed manger, he grew up in […]

I Have Christ

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ACL-12 970831am JAMES Our new perspective In 323 BC Alexander the Great was the wealthiest man on earth, humanly speaking. He had the treasures of Egypt’s fabled Pharaohs, the glorious gold of Babylon, all the immense riches of the plundering Assyrians and the vast horded jewels of Persia. He had it all. In a drinking […]

When Life Hurts

ACL-11 970803am James 1:1-8 (59-7) The Truth about Pain and Problems This week and next are two vital weeks in our life as a church. Today we are going to learn about something we all share – painful problems. Next week we are going to learn how God deepens our worship The Christian life will […]

1st Church of Jerusalem

ACL-10 970727AM The First Church at Jerusalem James (59-6) James and the 1st Church at Jerusalem The courtyard seemed to overflow with people. Spilling into the entrance halls they stood excitedly sharing with one another. Up at the front end of the palatial home was a small platform and a chair. Welcome to Jerusalem AD […]

Fathers of the Word

ACL-09 970629am FATHERS OF THE WORD In “FATHERS OF THE WORD,” we’re going to look at four photos of dads in God’s Word — Job, Noah, Abraham, and Eli. And, as you can tell, if you know your Bible, we’ll be studying three good guys and one bad guy. We’re going to learn what a […]

Godly Dads

ACL-08 970622AM “GODLY DADS” JOSEPH: FATHER OF JAMES AND JESUS JAMES SERIES 59-5 This summer in the most out of the way place, someone challenged me. It was the apple shanty at the very back corner of SDC while bending over the five cent taffy jar that we saw them. They hadn’t been to church […]

Joseph – Father of James

ACL-07 970615AM FATHERS DAY JOSEPH “GODLY DADS IN A DAY WHEN PAPAS MISSING” JOSEPH: FATHER OF JAMES AND JESUS JAMES SERIES 59-4 Papas Missing Just before her death in the eighties one of America’s best known faces Lucille Ball, was interviewed by Merv Griffin. He asked her a very insightful question, “Lucille, you’ve lived a […]

Loving God With All Your Heart

ACL-06 970608AM MARY-4 MARY – LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART TEN SECRETS FOR ETERNAL UNFADING BEAUTY God is very interested in your beauty this morning. Did you check to see if you were beautiful before you came? Beautiful to God is what I mean! Listen to these verses: 1. BEAUTY WAS REQUIRED IN THOSE […]

Ten Secrets For Eternal Unfading Beauty

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ACL-05 970601AM MARY-3 MARY – LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART TEN SECRETS FOR ETERNAL UNFADING BEAUTY The other day while standing in one of those endless lines at the super market my eyes caught the following headlines on a newspaper, “World’s most beautiful woman hospitalized”. Quickly whipping out my cell phone I called Bonnie […]

Mary – Loving God

ACL-04 970518AM MARY-2 MARY – LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART Dianne Lorang in Keep the Fire Glowing1, paraphrased this essential ingredient of mothering in the form of I Corinthians 13: “If I talk to my children about what is right and what is wrong, but have not love, I am like a ringing doorbell […]

Mary – Mother of James

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ACL-03 970511AM MARY-1 MARY, MOTHER OF JAMES (59-3): “HOW TO LOVE OUR MOMS” Chuck Swindoll is his classic book, You and Your Child1 writes these words, “She cooks, she cleans, she comforts, she corrects. She has six pairs of hands and eyes in the back of her head. Mother. For some, this word conjures up […]

A Biography Of James

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ACL-02 970427AM.DOC JAMES 1:1 “THE CHURCH SCATTERED” (59-3) What have you done in your life so far that will outlast your memory here on earth. In other words if you are not George Washington, Lincoln, Napoleon or someone like that, what will remain beyond you? This morning I am going to invite you to be […]

James – A Servant of God

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ACL-01 970413AM.DOC JAMES (59-1) JAMES: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A SERVANT OF GOD CHRIST‘S BROTHER AND THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH’S FIRST PASTOR This morning we are starting a new study. Open with me to the first book written in our New Testaments, the book of James. To best help us start this study I did a […]

 
 
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