Sermons on James
Orphans and Widows
Tony Wolf shared his heart for caring for orphans and windows from James 1:27. Tony Wolf is what you might call a jack of all trades. Tony is a recommended speaker by the NSA (National Speakers Association), Upward Sports and TCA (Thriving Charity Advocates). Wolf is the author of “Serve One.” Tony is also a tried and true comedian and musician having produced six albums and penned over 50 song parodies including one that reached the iTunes top 40. With a degree in How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: James 5:7-12 Sermon Big Idea: When we are 100% confident in what lies ahead, we can wait and prepare more thoroughly. Wait with a prophet’s patience. Moses was 80 when called – Acts 7 Moses was 120 when he died Moses’ hope and inheritance were after he died Wait with a prophet’s heart. David called a prophet in Acts 2:30 David was a man after God’s own heart – 1 Samuel 13:14 Fulfill God’s Will – Acts 13:22 How COVID has affected us
A Revolving Gospel
Intro: 2.3 billion square feet of storage rental space. A $38 billion business. Grows 7.7% annually since 2012. What it represents is our inability to get rid of stuff and stuff out of circulation. Hoarded riches are God’s blessings out of commission. (v. 1-3) When stuff sits long enough it collects dust. Matthew 6:19-21 What is your heart toward stuff? Hoarded riches lead to oppression and paranoia. (v. 4) What is fair? Matthew 20 We like to keep people in How COVID has affected us
Live with Anticipation
Sermon Scripture: James 4 Big Idea: When we are jealous of others, we judge others. And instead of being excited about what God will do, we make our own plans. Being someone else means we don’t have you. (v. 1-10) Lucy and Aslan in “Voyage of the Dawntreader” – Proverbs 14:30 “I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.” – Jeff Foxworthy Don’t mistake judging for loving. (v. 11-12) A How COVID has affected us
The Tail doesn’t wag the human
Sermon Scripture: James 3 Sermon Big Idea: Great and awful things are done with the tongue. But, the tongue is the tool, the speaker is the culprit. Becoming a teacher comes with strict judgment. A restless tongue leads to a reckless life. The operator, not the tool, seeks wisdom. While we shouldn’t all become teachers, we should all desire to become teachers.
James 2 Acts 2:23; 36Make it personalTake responsibility A sinner in need of a savior and willing to submit to Him being Lord.
Saving faith is… An attentive faith (1:19-21) An actionable faith (1:22-25) An unstained faith (1:26-27) A living faith (2:14-26) True faith is putting our life where our mouth is.
I Triple Dog Dare You
Things our Heavenly Father never said… If life gets hard…just quit. (v. 2-4) Why are you asking me? (v. 5-8) The one with the most at the end…WINS! (v. 9-11) I only have room for a few. So find another gear! (v. 12-15) You don’t like my way? I’m sure another good way will come around. (v. 16-18) Life is the ultimate “Man Challenge.” We explore, we learn by trial and error, and there is victory when we figure it How COVID has affected us