Sermons on James

Sermons on James

Life Hacks from James

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…
Life Hacks from James

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…
Life Hacks from James

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.
Life Hacks from James

Life Hacks

James 2 Acts 2:23; 36Make it personalTake responsibility A sinner in need of a savior and willing to submit to Him being Lord.
Life Hacks from James

Saving Faith

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…