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The Purpose of God (Encore)

Sister Kathryn's welcome message focuses on Psalm 37 and a God who acts, as we act in accord with His will. Are you a Christian, or do you try to do Christian things? Your ability to listen to others and honestly consider their perspective, without getting angry, will shed great light on this question. You...

Grace to the Humble
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Grace to the Humble

Today's classic sermon from 2008, melds portions of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7) with Galatians 5 and 6 and James Chapter 4. It's a call to confront darkness and lay down our expectations of others, and allow the love of Jesus to freely flow from our hearts to others. As we do that,...

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A Tamed Tongue? (James 3)

What is the work of grace in your heart? Now, take that answer and ask yourself, “Do my life and conduct line up with that profession?” Pastor James highlights one indicator of this grace: a tame tongue. Countless relationships and churches have been set on fire through gossip, backbiting, and accusations. On the other hand,...

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Hungry for Jesus? (Daniel 11)

Your trials will increase as you go deeper with Jesus. But, those who are truly hungry for Jesus will endure the tests of suffering, knowing that they purify the soul and prepare the child of God to enter heaven. The saint who thus meekly trusts Christ is an honor to Jesus. Is this work of...

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Mere Prattle without Practice (James 3)

Have you wasted years of your life in empty talk? Have your words been good while your actions were evil? If so, there is hope: if you give full ownership of your life to Jesus, you will do the will of God from your heart with joy. Jesus does not bless those who know the...

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Heart Purity

The Christian journey begins with a quick amputation of all outward sin when a person surrenders his or her will to Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit then begins the inner work of heart purity, or entire sanctification. But he will not begin this work if we love the world or the flesh: and that includes...

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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...