Conflicts among Christians have sadly been common for two thousand years. Sometimes they involve two individuals, families or even churches. James saw that and pointed out the causes of these religious wars. We will take a look at that in this message.
19. Humble Yourselves 09/06/2020
Text: James 4:5-10 James continues to address problems among believers. This time it's the issue of pride. Pride, the first sin in the universe, was committed by Lucifer, which he then used in the Garden of Eden as a reason to disobey God. Today pride continues to be a powerful temptation in our hearts. In this message we see that James calls us to a life of humility.
20. We're Brothers, Not Judges 09/13/2020
Text: James 4:11-12
Once again, sins of speech are confronted by James. This time, it is the sin of "evil speaking": slanderous, denigrating attacks. In this message we will see what God's Word says about it.
21. Your Everyday Life & The Will of God 09/20/2020
Text: James 4:13-17
How often have you said, "If the Lord wills" or "The good Lord willing", or some similar phrase? How often do you actually plan and live your life according to those words? James addresses that with the believers and that is what we will examine in this message.
22. Crying Out to God 10/04/2020
Text: James 5:1-6
We are living in a time when injustice is being violently protested in our land. James describes injustice taking place within the church 2000 years ago. His remedy was not to burn buildings, loot businesses and physically harm people. His remedy was prayer and that worked; God heard their prayers. Today we will look at crying out to God in prayer.
23. Patience & Endurance 10/11/2020
Text: James 5:7-12
Writing especially to the believers who suffered at the hands of the rich, James challenges believers to practice two important attributes: patience and endurance. To help us, James reminds us of the return of Christ; he also presents two examples from the Old Testament.
24. How Are You Doing? 10/18/2020
Text: James 5:13-18
Praying and singing are two of the blessings of a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are James' subject as he nears the end of his letter. When to pray, when to sing and a special provision for prayer are described in the passage we will study today (James 5:13-18)
25. BackSlidden 10/25/2020
Text: James 5:19-20
This message will conclude our study of the Book of James. Often viewed as a strange ending, James 5:19-20 is actually a challenging way to review and think back over what James has written. Have we erred from the truth that he has written? Are we backslidden? Do we need to turn our lives around? That will be our subject here.