Praying Like Elijah Did

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LNB-09 990214AM Prayer # 3 Elijah PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT LIKE ELIJAH DID JAMES 5:16b-18 This morning we are in part 3 of our series: Praying in the Spirit. James 5:16-18 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man […]

Coming Back To God

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971102am  DAV-13 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 […]

Lust – The Giant that Slew David

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971026am DAV-11 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, […]

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 […]

The Scattered Church

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ACL-35 970427AM “THE CHURCH SCATTERED” JAMES 1:1 (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 “HOW TO CURE THE I PROBLEM ” James 4:1-12 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 “LIVING LIKE JESUS” James 3:13-18 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 IS YOUR LIFE BLESSING GOD? James 3:1-12 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 “SEVEN VITAL SIGNS OF LIVING FAITH” JAMES 2:14-26 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 GODLY IMPARTIALITY JAMES 2:1-13 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 […]

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 LUST: THE GIANT THAT SLEW DAVID JAMES 1:13-16 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 Winning the Crown of Life JAMES 1:12 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 “EXTRAVAGANT GIVING IS RICH TOWARD GOD ” JAMES 1:9-11 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 one […]

Rich Poor & Poor Rich

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ACL-13 970907am The Rich-Poor and The Poor-Rich JAMES 1:9-11 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: I Have Christ 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. […]

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 “THE CHURCH SCATTERED” JAMES 1:1 (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: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A SERVANT OF GOD CHRIST‘S BROTHER AND THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH’S FIRST PASTOR JAMES (59-1) 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 […]

Spirit Filled Believers are Learning How to Friend God for Life

120805AM Choice-4 God’s Friend.docx Choices Every Spirit-Filled Believer should make Choice #4: Spirit-Filled Believers Are Learning How to Friend God for Life CHO-04 Genesis, John & James     Sometimes a person gets tagged, and that tag sticks with them through life. The same is true in the Bible, when God tags a person in […]

 
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