James' message to us is that we war with each other, with ourselves, and with God. The only answer to this is submission, drawing near, and humility before God; to bring deeds & faith together reflecting a heart for God. Submission is a military term. If a private starts to think he can make the calls of a general the war is hamstrung, but if he knows his place the general can map out a path of victory. We are too often the private saying we know better than the general; and we become a part of the problem, rather than the solution. Lot moved into Sodom and brought trouble to his family. David committed adultery and brought trouble to his family and kingdom. Jonah disobeyed God and almost sent a shipload of sailors to a watery grave. In each case, there was a wrong attitude toward the will of God. We need to understand the will of our general in the battle of life. And when we do so we become the peacemaker. Yet too often we regard the will of God as something dangerous or distasteful. However, the whole council of Scripture proclaims the opposite, that to be outside of the will of God is the dangerous and uncomfortable place to be. You have heard people say, “I would love to give my life to the Lord, but I’m afraid he will ask me to do something dangerous”. Yet, Scripture teaches that the best place for you to be is in God’s will. James outlines three attitudes we take towards God’s will: we can ignore, disobey, or just obey. What are we choosing to do?
Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!