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Perfect Submission!

Pastor James of the Jerusalem church pins down the source of all fights and shows us the only solution. Unless the conflict is over a moral difference, the core issue is always pride. Even with moral issues, we can still sin if we respond by fighting and degrading the other person, instead of simply acknowledging...

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Get to Jesus!

American Christians, as a whole, have jettisoned the true gospel. Many teach that we can still be saved even if we love the world and walk according to our own understanding. But the gospel of Jesus Christ requires us to die to our sin in order to be born again. Has the supernatural work of...

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Do You Need a Full Work of Righteousness?

Are you faithful to Jesus Christ? The book of James is clear that if we love the world–which encompasses anything we love more than Jesus-we are committing adultery against Him. If this is your case, you are an enemy of God and God will oppose you in your pride. You have chosen, by an act of...

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Dealing with Our Hatred for God

America’s moral decline has one root: enmity against God. Even as Christians, we can easily allow pride to block our taking an honest look at what’s buried deep in our souls. But there’s no need to remain blind: underlying hatred for God is exposed when we treat our brothers and sisters in angry, abrupt, or...

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The Unfinished Work (James 1:21-22)

The welcome deals with the life of Jacob and Sister Kathryn points out we must wrestle with God until we overcome all enmity and pride that blocks the grieving process. The focus on Pastor Ray’s sermon is primarily on Jephthah’s daughter, who agreed with her father that her life was over and spent time mourning...

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The Perfect Work of Patience (September 4, 2016)

Are you willing to be patient? To be saved, we must be perfected; and to be perfected, we must be patient. This maturing process begins after Jesus delivers us from all known sin. What do your relationships look like? Do you have a sincere, humble, interest in listening to others–an interest that views conflict as...

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The Scourge of Pride (James 4)

Sister Michelle’s welcome was from Matthew 22 beginning at verse 41, with the question who is Jesus and how do we view him?  Pastor Ray’s sermon deals with pride, which veils this deep inner hatred of God that we must all deal with. Pride is the fruit of the hatred of God. Will you cry...

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The Journey of Faith (James 2)

Today’s welcome and sermon are integrated, and the welcome focuses upon what it means to take the Lord’s name in vain. Using the life of Abraham, primarily from the account in the book of Genesis, Pastor Ray walks us through this journey of faith that he took and we must also make it if wish...

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Faith and Works (James 2)

Sister Michelle’s welcome focuses upon the last part of Luke 1, where the focus is on the rhema given to Mary by the Holy Spirit. The sermon focuses on James 2:14-26. Words without action are cheap and God (as well as the devil) are concerned by what we do, not by what we say. Are your...

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It’s All in What We Say (James 1, 3)

What does your tongue reveal about your spirit? The focus of the Christian’s heart is twofold: to care for those who cannot care for themselves, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. Do your words reveal this about your heart? Will you accept the noble call of the true gospel that lifts us out...