James: Faith that works Part 11
James 5: 7-12
“we are double espresso followers of a decaf sovereign"
Today we reach part eleven on our series on the book of James. Waiting is today’s theme and it’s a part of modern life that we don’t like. We are so used to having things quickly so when the Bible brings us a message of patience and grace and to do things without grumbling or complaining it can be hard to take.
James: Faith that works Part 10
James 5: 1-6
We are well through our series on the book of James. Today’s study is very challenging it deals with money and wealth. Is it wrong to be wealthy? Can you be Christian and have money? What should our responsibilities and attitudes be to wealth and giving? James gives very clear Biblical teaching on our stewardship of our wealth and time.
1 Samuel 17
“We look back and pledge never to forget"
We meet together as a church family and village community to remember the great sacrifice made by our armed services across the years. Studying the passage in 1st Samuel it’s the famous story of David and Goliath. The Israelites look back at David’s victory over the giant Goliath as we look back at the victory we have in our lives through Gods grace and love for us.
James: Faith that works Part 9
James 4: 6-17
“When did the church get better at judging than serving?"
This passage in James carries a weighty message. So often pride in our lives and churches changes our capacity to serve and makes us judgemental. When we make a stand against the works of the enemy and draw near to God we can receive His grace and strength and overcome the issues of pride and sin in our lives.
James: Faith that works Part 8
James 3: 13-18
“from wining the lost to winning the augment"
So to part eight in our series on the book of James. And the topic is wisdom and church unity. So often within our church community’s we find trouble, our personalities start to take president over and the grace and gentleness that should characterise our Christian lives is forgotten. James has much to say about the wisdom we gain from the word of God and a daily walk with Jesus and how that should be demonstrated in our lives.
James: Faith that works Part 7
James 3: 1-12
“the tongue is simply the messenger the delivers the mail composed by the heart"
We reach part seven in our series on the book of James. The passage in chapter three is well known and deals the power of the tongue. Perhaps what we say has the power to effect others more than anything else. We can encourage and uplift or cause great damage. Do we honour God in what we say?
“We will be judged by the Lord for our care of the world"
We take a short break in our series on the book of James and welcome one of our elders Anthony Wield-Forrester. Looking at the history of this traditional communion passage we see its relevance in our society today.
James: Faith that works Part 6
James 2: 14-26
“Have I done one single thing today because Jesus said to do it?”
James continues in his teaching concentrating on actions and deeds. Real faith is not just something you feel or say but do. Where is the real faith in our lives? Do we pray or share our resources with others? The Bible goes on to talk about faith and says even the demons believe and tremble with fear, such is their faith. How much more should be transformed by our faith in God?
Luke 10: 25-37
Jesus was asked by an expert in the law “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” In the answer Jesus mentions to love thy neighbour, the expert followed with the question “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus explains the answer with the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
James: Faith that works Part 5
James 2: 1-13
“The world is very impressed by outward appearance”
James doesn't mince his words when dealing with the issues surrounding the rich and poor. We often put labels on people as we judge them by appearances but the message in the word of God is very different. We are made equal in the image of God; equally fallen and equally forgiven.
James: Faith that works Part 4
James 1: 19-27
"Listening and Doing"
James says we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Also to DO what the word says not JUST TO LISTEN to the word. If you just listen to the word you are deceiving yourself.
James: Faith that works Part 3
Matt 4: 1-11 & James 1: 13-18
“How to win the battle against temptation”.
When James talks of temptation he does not say IF tempted but WHEN tempted. But is temptation a sin against God? Can God be tempted? The Bible tells us no, but we know that Jesus was tempted by the devil and isn’t Jesus God? Yes but Jesus gave up his divine attributes to come amongst us and face suffering and temptation and he is the one we turn to when we struggle in times of temptation.
Tea with Tearfund
This is a recording of our evening service and we welcome Graeme McMeekin director of Tearfund Scotland. Graeme gives us an insight into the work of Tearfunds throughout the world.