Sermons on James

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Prayer 101

Series: Preacher: Date: August 11, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 5:13-20

If you’ve ever taken any undergraduate courses you know that colleges and universities give NUMBERS to the classes they offer. Usually, the lower the number—the more basic the class level. For example, “Math101” would probably involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions—the basics. “Math 201” might focus on more advanced math like algebra and trigonometry. “Math […]

The Secret to Enduring the Inequities of Life

Series: Preacher: Date: August 4, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 5:7-12

One of the things I’ve discovered when it comes to preparing a series of sermons on a specific book of the Bible—like James for example—it is that it can be difficult to know how to divide the text.  I mean, you can’t just start preaching through a book of the Bible. At least I can’t. I have […]

Right on the Money

Series: Preacher: Date: July 28, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 5:1-6

  1 – Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. 2 – Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 – Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded […]

The Perils of Playing God

Series: Preacher: Date: July 21, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 4:11-17

I’m sure all you football fans out there remember that for the first three weeks of last year’s NFL season replacement referees took the place of the regular refs on the playing field. The team owners had locked out the regular refs because they couldn’t agree on a new contract and the sad consequence of […]

How Fights are Stopped and Started

Series: Preacher: Date: July 14, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 4:1-10

In 2005 Virginia’s Henrico County School system decided to get rid of 1,000 four-year-old Apple iBook laptop computers by selling them to the public for a bargain price of $50 each. The sale was to take place at the Richmond International Raceway and once the date was set people started lining up hours before the […]

Wise and Otherwise

Series: Preacher: Date: July 7, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 3:13-18

A few weeks ago I used my Sower article to highlight some old magazine and newspaper ads. One of the ads I mentioned was this one from 1916 that said it was healthy to give Blatz beer to infants. As you can see it’s entitled, “How Mother and Baby Picked up” and it says, “A […]

A Course in Speech

Series: Preacher: Date: June 30, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 3:1-12

Would you all please stand up?  Thank you. Now would you all please turn around and wave at the people in the sound booth?  Okay, everyone turn back around and face me and remain standing.  Now lift both hands Heavenward. Now drop them at your side. Thank you. You may be seated. If you wonder […]

Determining the Worth of a Person

Series: Preacher: Date: June 16, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 2:1-13

Back in the mid ‘80’s I was on staff at a church in Newport, Delaware and I got a phone call from a couple that wanted to get married. They wanted to use our sanctuary and they wanted me to conduct the ceremony. They were Christians but were not members of a local church. I […]

The Marks of a Christian

Series: Preacher: Date: June 9, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 1:19-27

19 – My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, 20 – for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21 – Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and […]

Testing Your Faith: How to Withstand Temptation

Series: Preacher: Date: June 2, 2013 Scripture Reference: James 1:13-18

This past Memorial Day Sue and I were discussing options as to how to spend our holiday and I was about to suggest that we visit one of the local Civil War battlefields or perhaps Lee’s mansion at Arlington. I’ve never been there. But then I realized this would not be a good idea because […]

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