Being Salt and Light in Ocean View, HI

Sermons by Bob Werner

Making Resolutions

As we approach year’s end, it is often a time used for taking stock of our lives and our circumstances. We call them “New Year’s Resolutions. Wikipedia “A New Year’s resolutionis a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait…

James 5:7-12

  12/13/2020 sermon Example of conversation with Josh and Sue Differing thoughts and feelings at the same time Concern…love…hope…resentment…anger Differing tones as different emotions surface Same is true of James letter Concerns about their behavior and faith Deep love for them Righteous anger over mistreatment and disobedience Frustration over their pride Changes in tone Chapters…

James 4:13-17

James 4:13-17  The Subtlety of Sin 1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride…

James 3:13-18

James 3:13-18  Two Kinds of Wisdom Main thought of James…false vs true faith Deeply concerned about the conduct and thinking of his brethren Response to trial Response to the Word Their partiality and lack of love Their careless and ungodly speech (Nate’s sermon) Their desires Their pride Led to a general concern about the reality…

James 2:14-26

James 2:14-26  Fruitless Faith is False Faith Background 5th study in James Written by James, the half brother of Jesus Written to the twelve tribes scattered by persecution (Acts 8:1) So, Jewish believers living in new locations Uncertain/unfamiliar customs and settings? Persecuted? Struggling financially? Definitely struggling spiritually Purpose Why did James write this letter? Why…