Sermon 01-22-17: Controlling the Tongue

  • Title:  Controlling the Tongue
  • Text:  James 3:1-12
  • Notes:  The way we talk and the words that come out of our mouths are indicators of what is happening inside our hearts. James’ letter has a great deal of instruction on our speech and as our hearts are laid bare by God’s word, we are again humbled by His love.
  • Scripture reading: Psalm 27

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

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Sermon 2017-01-15: Faith without works is dead (part 2)

 

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  • Title:  Faith without works is dead (part 2)
  • Text:  James 2:14-26
  • Notes:  In James’ instruction on faith, he gives us two examples; Abraham and Rahab. They might seem like polar opposites as far as faith is concerned, yet both showed their faith through action.
  • Missed Scripture reading: Mark 8:27-38

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Sermon 2017-01-08: Faith without works is dead

  • Title: Faith without works is dead
  • Text: James 2:14-26
  • Notes: James teaches us that faith is more than intellectual assent to God’s truth.  True faith is active and we express our faith in how we act, not in what we say alone.

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Sermon 2016-10-13: Doers of the Word

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Sermon 2016-10-16: Ask for God’s Wisdom

  • Title: Ask for God’s Wisdom
  • Text: James 1:2-12
  • Notes: Simply put, God’s wisdom is living according to His ways. James teaches us that when we face trials we need to ask God for His wisdom and be willing to live out the wisdom He gives. It is faith in practice.

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Sermon 2016-10-09: Growing up in Maturity

  • Title:  Growing up into Maturity
  • Text:  James 1:2-12
  • Notes:  Endurance is one of the major themes in the book of James.  Endurance marks a Christian as mature.  It cannot be fabricated nor can it be faked because it is built up through trials as our faith is proven.

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