The Real Power of Christian Prayer

James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

The Sermon: James 5:13-18 13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Read More …

The Blessed Word-Cycle

James 1:22 Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.

The Confirmation Sermonette: James 1: 17-18, 21-22 “Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights…. Of His own will He brought us forth by the Word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures…… Receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.” The Blessed Word-Cycle Listen to the sermon:

The Perils of Religious Favoritism

The Perils of Religious Favoritism

The Sermon: James 2: 1-5, 8-10, 14-18 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you Read More …

Dead Faith vs. Living Faith

Dead Faith vs. Living Faith

Sermon:. James 2:14-26                 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Read More …

The Power of the Human Tongue – For Evil and For Good

The Sermon: James 3: 2 – 10 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body. When we put bits into horses’ mouths to make them obey, we can turn the whole animal. Or consider ships. Although large and driven by strong  winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.  Consider how a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue is also a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of life on fire, and it itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, Read More …