Bible Talks from James



Faith and Deeds

Preached on November 11, 2018
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Bible Text: James 2:14–26

The shocking thing about God’s grace is that it’s free – it doesn’t cost us a thing. Forgiveness and eternal life are to be received through faith in Jesus – full stop! So how do I know my faith is genuine? This is the question James answers in this passage of the Bible.


Faith Without Works is Dead

Preached on November 11, 2018
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Bible Text: James 2:14-26

Faith without works is not unhealthy, or dangerous, it's dead. While faith alone saves the faith that saves is never alone.
Our good works are never the grounds of salvation but they are the fruit and the evidence that we have a living faith.


The Inner Ring

Preached on November 4, 2018
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Bible Text: James 2:1-13

Favouritism in our world is simply part of the way society organises itself, but should the church organise itself by the same principals? James deals with this issue for the church and shows the way things are, and how they should be with regard to favouritism.


No Favouritism

Preached on November 4, 2018
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Bible Text: James 2:1-13

Jesus alone is the glorious Judge. As a result we are forbidden to show favouritism. It poisons our church's health and destroys diversity.


James 1:19-27

Preached on October 28, 2018
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Bible Text: James 1:19-27


Don’t Just Listen…Do It!

Preached on October 28, 2018
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Bible Text: James 1:19-27

Some never want to listen to God's word. Others only listen to God's word and nothing more. But James is calling us to listen and obey for that is true religion.


Joy Through Trial

Preached on October 21, 2018
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Bible Text: James 1:1-12

In this first section of James’ powerful letter, he encourages the church to face trials with joy. It seems like a contradictory idea at first, but James goes on to tell us how this radical change of perception is possible through the power of Jesus and the presence of his Spirit in our lives.


Wisdom and Suffering in the Christian Life

Preached on October 21, 2018
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Bible Text: James 1:1-18

Christians can’t mature without suffering. It’s why we are to count it pure joy when we face trials. The good news is that we can ask for wisdom if we lack it and it will be given.


In Your Angry Do Not Sin

Preached on July 10, 2010
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Bible Text: James 4:1-3


Pride

Preached on September 11, 2009
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Bible Text: James 4:1-17