Sermons from May 2006

Practice What You Know

James 4:17 Further considering submition to God’s Will, James now draws our attention to the overarching subject of sins of omission. Our path of true happiness lies in doing the whole will of God and we see that this consists not only in refraining from doing all t

If The Lord Wills

James 4:13-16 This morning we are reminded that we must be in submission to God’s Will. God has two Wills which are in harmony with each other. The first, His Preceptive Will, is revealed to us in the Bible. The second, His Decretive Will, is secret and known only to G

There Is One Lawgiver and Judge

James 4:12 Expanding the theme from this morning, we now take a closer look at God’s authority to make Law. As our creator, He and He alone has the right to tell us right from wrong. He may delegate authority to make laws to our governments but they must not make la

Be a Doer of the Law, Not Its Judge

James 4:11 God created us, and has the right to tell us right from wrong. His Law is perfect and does not change, and we are called to obey it, though we are no longer judged by it. It is the sin in us which makes us want to break the Law or change its standards to

The Path to True Glory

James 4:6-10 This morning we were warned against committing spiritual adultery by loving the world and turning to some extent from our husband, Christ. Pride is at the heart of spiritual adultery. We are now told the way to true glory, which is through humility. To hu

Spiritual Adultery

James 4:1-5 Using very strong language, James points to the root cause of the conflicts and the divisions in the church, the bitter jealousy and selfish ambition he has been talking about. The cause is spiritual adultery – turning away to one degree or another from t

The Wisdom from Above

James 3:13-18 Having looked in the morning sermon at the ‘wisdom’ that is earthly, natural and demonic, we now turn to look at that which is from above. We consider both its characteristics and the fruits that it should produce in the lives of God’s people. We are conv

The ‘Wisdom’ from Below

James 3:13-18 As we continue through James, we now take a look at two kinds of wisdom: that which is from above, and that which is from below. This morning we examine the ‘wisdom’ which comes from the world and from the devil. This includes selfish ambition and ungodly