God's plan for Israel's victory over Jericho teaches us about spiritual warfare. The ram’s horn celebrated a battle already won. Blast your ram’s horn. Sing songs of redemption, declare scriptures of triumph and keep walking in obedience to God. God has already promised a victory. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27, Psalm 16:6-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 25:5-5, James 4:7-7, 1 Corinthians 15:58-58
Keys to overcoming temptations, according to James, are taking responsibility for one's actions, avoiding deception, changing direction, getting help. The four stages of temptation are desire, deception, disobedience and death.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: James 1:13-17, 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:20-21
The truth about temptation is that it's not a sin to be tempted, only to give in. Don't blame God, others or the bait. When tempted run, don't try to resist. And when you do fall prey to temptation, remember that failure isn't final. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: James 1:13-15, Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 3:4-5, 1 Samuel 15:19-25, 1 John 1:9
Invest with the right team. Pray now or pay later. Past obedience guarantees future usefulness. Real discipleship affects our wealth, comfort, power and fame. For the disciple, this world is as close to hell as they will ever get. For the non-believer, this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 3:1, Ephesians 2:20, Luke 6:12-16, Luke 6:20-26, James 4:13 - 5:11
Humans have a traitor within. When the truth hurts, most prefer a lie. The three marks of the accountable life are taking responsibility, accepting correction and living transparently. Preached at North Coast Church as part of the series Mind Games. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Romans 12:2, Romans 7:18-23, James 1:14-15, James 5:16, 1 John 1:8-10
Topic: Overcoming Sin
Nothing is more difficult to tame than the tongue, but this message will teach you how to listen longer, brag differently, criticize wisely and encourage more.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: James 1:19, James 3:2-9, James 4:13-16, Proverbs 27:2, Proverbs 27:14
Trials are unpreventable and necessary for building our faith. Perseverance in the midst of trials demonstrates the Lord's work in our lives. Even in our weakness, God gives us wisdom generously -- when we believe.
Speaker: Justin Beadles
Scripture: James 1:1-12
Help the children believe in God's sovereign wisdom and goodness in creating them with the body that they have, to believe in God's sovereign wisdom and goodness in making other people with the body that they have. Help the children believe that they and all other children and adults are made in God's image. Treat them according to the Great Commandment. Teach the children and...
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Romans 5:1-11, Revelation 5:9, Ephesians 6:1-4, Psalm 139:14, James 3:8-9
Topic: Racial Harmony
There is power in our words. When used to encourage and speak for God, our words can greatly impact the kingdom.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Ephesians 4:24-30, Luke 6:43-45, Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 141:3, James 3:2-5
James writes to dispersed Jewish Christians about how to rejoice in trials, to live wisely, to pursue godliness and to practice integrity.
Scripture: James 1 - 5