Pelsall Evangelical Church Sermons

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January 23, 2022  

08 - One love

James 4:4-10 - Tim Smylie

  1. Choose to love God – again! (vv4-6)

  2. Fight to be faithful – enjoying God’s grace (vv7-10)

January 16, 2022  

07 - True wisdom

James 3:13-4:3 - Tim Smylie

True wisdom.....

  1. Is shown in actions, not just words (3:13a)
  2. Produces humility in us, not pride (3:13b-16)
  3. Sows peace around us, not war (3:17-4:2a)
  4. Prays, and prays for God’s sake (4:2b-3)
January 9, 2022  

06 - Words matter

James 3:1-12 - Tim Smylie

  1. Our words are incredibly powerful (vv1-5a)
  2. Our words tend to be destructive (vv5b-8)
  3. Our words reveal the state of our heart (vv9-12)
January 2, 2022  

05 - True and false faith

James 2:14-26 - Tim Smylie

  1. False faith doesn’t produce actions (vv14-19)

    1.  - it only says the rights things (vv14-17)
    2.  - or only believes the right things (vv18-19)
  2. True faith does produce actions (vv20-26)
    1.  - Abraham’s true faith (vv21-24)
    2.  - Rahab’s true faith (vv25-26)
December 12, 2021  

04 - The royal law

James 2:1-13 - Tim Smylie.

  1. In God’s kingdom, impressive appearances don’t matter (vv1-7)
  2. II. In God’s kingdom, loving your neighbour matters (vv8-13)

 

December 5, 2021  

03 - Faultless religion

James 1:19-27 - Tim Smylie

  1. Listen carefully – receive God’s life-changing word (vv19-21)

    1. Quieten your demanding heart (vv19-20)
    2. Set aside distracting sin (v21)
  2. Obey carefully – put God’s life-claiming word into practice (vv22-27)
    1. Self-discipline, service, and separation (vv26-27)
November 28, 2021  

02 - Perfect gifts

James 1:9-18 - Tim

  1. Wisdom for the trials of poverty and wealth (vv9-12)

    1. Keep your focus on true, eternal riches.
  2. Hope for the battle with our deadly desires (vv13-18)
    1. God has begun his new creation work in you  

 

November 21, 2021  

01 - Pure joy

James 1:1-8 - Tim Smylie

  1. Wholeness – God’s goal for us (vv1-4)

    1. - don’t run from the process that makes you whole.

  2. Wholehearted – God’s commitment to us (vv5-8)
    1.  - don’t try to live with a divided heart
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