Life Hacks from James
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.
Life Hacks for Hard Times
James 1:1-18 Sermon Big Idea: The best life hacks are not always easy, but lead to the best results. Want joy? Endure trials. (v. 2-4) Want wisdom? Ask the one who has it to give. (v. 5-8) Want to feel good about life? Live a lowly life. (v. 9-11) Want a crown of life? Be found faithful. (v. 12-15) Want perfect things? Look up not around. (v. 16-18) Want to be in eternity with Jesus? Be a slave to Jesus. How COVID has affected us