What Faith Is
1111 - Faith is Substantial
Added: 30th May 2013
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This first sermon sets a foundation for the rest of our study on faith. As we look at James 1:1-8, we discover that God’s Word is more than mere promises—it has power. God’s Word is creative, and in us, re-creative. We must learn to believe, know, expect, and depend upon God’s Word to do exactly as it says. This is the foundation of faith.

1112 - Faith is Enduring
Added: 30th May 2013
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Have you ever gone through a trial or succumbed to temptation and felt you lost ground in your walk with God? Why do trials come? How do we endure? The answer is faith, and here we find that faith is living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We may not understand in the midst of trial why we are going through it, and we may be assailed by those around us who tempt us to question God’s Word, but true faith in Christ shall hold us fast.

1113 - Faith Proof
Added: 30th May 2013
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Faith is more than a feeling, more than an opinion, and even more than a belief. Faith has substance—it can be seen, witnessed, and experienced. In short, faith works! The proof of the existence of faith is in our doing the things that please God—in serving Him—and in our acts of love and kindness to those around us. James says, “Faith without works is dead,” so then a faith that doesn’t work is not faith at all.

1114 - Faith Speak
Added: 30th May 2013
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There are those who purport to be Christian, yet when they open their mouth, their words tell a different story. Just as faith affects our actions, faith also affects our speech. We are talking about our most unruly member, the tongue. Why is it so hard to control our speech? Is it possible to clean up the act of this unruly one in our midst? The answer is in faith.

1115 - Faith in the Presence of Sinners
Added: 30th May 2013
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James 4:10-12 indicates that those of faith do not have a distinguishing heart, which means they do not feel the need to be partial towards anyone, even those drowning in sin. How do those caught in sin feel around you? Do they feel comfortable? Should they feel comfortable? How should a person of faith treat such a one? Should they be treated differently than those who appear as not sinning? Again, the Word of God and faith have the answers.

1116 - Faith in the Here and Now
Added: 30th May 2013
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We all look towards the day when Jesus will come. We know that is yet in the future, but what of the promises that He has given us that relate to the here and now? Should we wait for our sins to be overcome ‘sometime’ or should we expect the Word of God to take effect in our lives right here and right now? Faith says now!

1117 - The Rust of the Story
Added: 3rd June 2013
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Faith, when not placed in the right thing or person, can be a corrupting thing. So many people nowadays place their faith in the things of this world—power, fame, money—yet they never find peace or true joy. Even worse, they never find their need of a Saviour, the only Saviour, Jesus Christ. James 5:1-5 gives us the rest of the story on the rust of the story.