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James: a working faith

James: a working faith

Nov. 22: Faith & Suffering, Pt. 2

In the final sermon of our James series, James moves on to talk about some practical things we can do in suffering, especially in prayer. Sometimes people say that offering to pray is not enough, or is just the least …

Nov. 15: Faith & Suffering, Pt. 1

The end of James deals especially with the question of suffering. His first call is to patience, placing present suffering into a longer and bigger context. Readings from this service: James 5: 7-12 Psalm 37: 7-9 Matthew 10: 16-22…

Nov. 8: Faith in Money

It’s tempting to put our faith in money and things and to believe that through hard work, things will always get better in this world. Readings from this service: James 4: 13–5: 6 Psalm 19: 9-11 Matthew 6: 19-24…

Nov. 1: Humble Faith

James continues his point that worldly passions cause human conflict and draw us away from God. He uses the word humble several times in the context of peace with God and people. Readings from this service: James 4: 1-12 Psalm …

Oct. 25: Double Faith

Little words might seem insignificant but ultimately we are either for or against God. What we say reveals where our hearts are. We can’t use our mouths both for and against God (otherwise our hearts would be equally divided.) In …

Oct 18: Dead Faith

Faith without works is dead. It is not that works save us, rather they demonstrate if we have faith (or even in what we have placed our faith.) A person who claims to have faith will manifest that faith in …

Oct. 11: Rich in Faith

It is easy for us to look at people and things with worldly eyesight, but this can lead to discrimination and judgement. Real wealth is to be faithful and real judgement is to show mercy. Readings from this service: James …

Oct. 4: Active Faith

A true faith is lived out. Believers don’t just learn about God, rather our faith manifests in practical work and obedience. Readings from this service: James 1: 19-27 Psalm 106: 1-3 Luke 11: 27-28…