Sermons on James
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. We receive this knowledge from God in many different ways. First, we have been given instruction and guidance within the scriptures. The Bible is God’s authoritative word to us, and it speaks to every kind of life experience, that we might know how God wants us to live. Second, we receive knowledge through Godly counsel. When we surround ourselves with people who love God and live with wisdom, they too can help us experience the full life of God.
Open your heart to the God of the universe who came to earth so that we could live in relationship with Him and experience the joy He brings.
For a truly dynamic, authentic, exciting Christian life, you simply must listen for the Holy Spirit’s promptings, test them, and obey them. Say yes to cooperating with God.
Eternal life is a free gift given on the basis of God’s grace. Everyone will be judged by Christ and rewarded according to what we’ve done. We are called to be servants.
Small groups are where some of the most important things the church is designed to do happens.
As Christians today we need to refuse to allow ourselves to be drawn into compromising with the world’s life-style and instead like Ezra align our lives by obeying God’s commands. We need to also pray and ask God for His guidance. We need to then be willing to study, follow and take action to teach God’s word.
As we spend time with Jesus, as we get to know more about Him, as we focus on Him we can’t help but become more like Him – More self-aware, more confident, more self-controlled, more content.
Find joy in trials for trials exercise our faith.
It’s difficult to share the message of God’s peace, when we’re stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Our proclamation must first begin with us accepting and embracing the peace we have in God.
Will we allow adversity to become a burden and weigh us down? Or will we ask God, “Lord, what can I learn from this experience? Give me your strength to endure. Help me to pray for your will.”