Faith In Action

Winning Back the Wanderers

This sermon concludes our study through James. We have said many times along the way that James is a very practical book. Yes, there is plenty of theology in this letter. But in the end, this book is about putting our faith in action. It’s not enough just to say we believe in Jesus; we…

The Cushion and the Towel

“Are you a Mary or a Martha?” Maybe you’ve been asked that question before. And while it is a question worth answering, it is important to see that both women were doing a good thing – but only one of them was doing the best thing. In this Mother’s Day sermon, we will look to…

Waiting Well

The Bible talks a lot about waiting on the Lord. But HOW do we do that? How do we wait on the Lord? And in particular, how do we wait on the Lord when we are suffering? It is hard enough to wait when things are going well. But how do we wait when we…

Dodging the Dangers of Wealth

According to a Bible commentator named Kent Hughes, the social reformer Upton Sinclair was once asked to speak to a group of Protestant ministers. In the course of his speech, Sinclair read a paraphrase of James 5:1-6. However, he told the ministers that the words came from a well-known anarchist named Emma Goldman. Failing to…

Winning the War on Worldliness

In James 3:13-18, James warns us to live according to God’s heavenly wisdom instead of embracing the wisdom of the world. Now in this next passage, James 4:1-10, he equips us so that we can follow through. In this passage, followers of Jesus discover a three-step strategy for winning the war on worldly wisdom in…