@TheRealJames | Week 16 | Authentic Mission | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jul 24 at 09:20am

July 24, 2016 | Sermon Notes

James 5:19-20
Matthew 18:15-17
Proverbs 10:12
1 Peter 4:8

@TheRealJames | Week 15 | Authentic Prayer | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jul 17 at 09:25am

July 17, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Authentic Prayer / James 5:13-18

Pray at All Times, in All Circumstances (James 5:13-14)

Respond with Personal Prayer (James 5:13)

Request Intercessory Prayer (James 5:14)

Prayer Changes Things (James 5:15-16)

Prayer Restores and Renews (James 5:15)

There’s Healing Potential within a Praying Community (James 5:16)

Prayer + Righteousness = Transformational Power (James 5:16-18)

God uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things

Answers to Prayer are Within the Reach of Any Believer

Where Prayer Focuses, Power Falls

@TheRealJames | Week 14 | Authentic Responses | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jul 10 at 09:12am

July 10, 2016 | Sermon Notes | John Alexander

James 5:12
Matthew 5:33-37
1 Samuel 2:3
Proverbs 16:2

@TheRealJames | Week 13 | Authentic Endurance | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jul 03 at 08:13am

July 3, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Authentic Endurance / James 5:7-11

How does God want us to respond when we’ve been treated unfairly?
Where does the motivation to respond that way come from?

James 5:7-11

Exercise Patience (James 5:7)
Exercise Faith in His Promised Return (James 5:8)
Exercise Restraint (James 5:9)
Emulate the Example of Others (James 5:10)
Embrace the Lord’s Purpose and Provision (James 5:11)

If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you’re going through isn’t the end of the story, it’s simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination. – Chuck Swindoll

Embrace the hope of tomorrow to patiently endure the hardships of today.

@TheRealJames | Week 12 | Authentic Power | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jun 26 at 08:41am

June 26, 2016 | Sermon Notes

James 5:1-6

1. A lifestyle of hoarding disregards an eternal perspective on people and possessions.
2. A lifestyle of injustice disregards the heart of God for the lowly.
3. A lifestyle of indulgence reveals an appetite solely for my own passions.

Luke 12:32-34

1 Timothy 6:6-10

@TheRealJames | Week 11 | Authentic Planning | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jun 19 at 07:47am

June 19, 2016 | Sermon Notes

James 4:13-17

1. Planning with control over your future in mind is planning without God in mind.
2. Life is uncertain, short, and out of our control.
3. Condition your mind and heart to see that all my possessions, relationships, and plans belong to God.

Prayer: plan nothing without petitioning God.

Practice: do nothing without the permission of God.

4. Leaving God out of our plans is living in prideful rebellion.

@TheRealJames | Week 10 | Authentic Humility, Part 2 | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jun 12 at 08:59am

June 12, 2016 | Sermon Notes

James 4:6-10

1. Humility resists the Devil.
2. Humility draws us close to God.
3. Humility brings confession that leads to holiness.
4. Humility produces seriousness toward sin.
5. The gospel’s formula: the way “up” is “down.”

@TheRealJames | Week 9 | Authentic Humility, Part 1 | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Jun 05 at 08:45am

June 5, 2016 | Sermon Notes

James 4:1-10

1. Humility brings submission and opens the door to God’s grace.

James | Week 8 | Authentic Speech | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Mar 13 at 09:21am

March 13, 2016 | Sermon Notes

1. Teachers face great accountability for their content and character (James 3:1).
2. Control over your words leads to control over your life (James 3:2-5).
3. Words can cause great damage – deep and wide – if untamed (James 3:5-9).

Ephesians 4:29-32

4. Words divulge what is genuine and display the fruit of our lives (James 3:9-12).

Jesus in Matthew 12:33-37

5. To speak evil of others is elevate ourselves to God’s level (James 4:11-12).

James | Week 6 | Authentic Faith | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Feb 21 at 08:46am

February 21, 2016 | Sermon Notes

1. Faith without fruit is not authentic faith at all (James 2:14-17)
2. Belief about God does not equal belief in God (James 2:18-19)
3. Authentic faith is affirmed and completed by works not achieved by works (James 2:20-26)

Ephesians 2:8-10

A. Abandonment of everything.

To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. – Elisabeth Eliot

B. Available to all.

Two questions to monitor spiritual health:
Who am I trusting?
Why am I working?

James | Week 5 | Authentic Love | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Feb 14 at 09:10am

February 14, 2016 | Sermon Notes

1. You cannot carry the name of Jesus in one hand and show favoritism with the other (James 2:1)
2. We’re quick to show favoritism because our hearts are conditioned by our culture (James 2:2-4)
3. Favoritism runs counter to the culture of God’s kingdom (James 2:5-7)

God’s thinking on our differences:

a. God has made us in his image and our diversity reflects His glory (Genesis 1:26-27)

b. God’s character shows no favoritism (Romans 2:11, Ephesians 6:9, and Colossians 3:25)

c. The gospel breaks down ethnic barriers (Ephesians 2:14)

d. The nations–all ethnic groups–will be worshipping together around the throne at the end of history (Revelation 7:9-10)

4. We deceive ourselves if we think we’re both moral and show favoritism (James 2:8-11)
5. The answer to favoritism is to treat others as God has treated us in the gospel (James 2:12-13)

James | Week 4 | Authentic Christianity | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Feb 08 at 11:03am

February 7, 2016 | Sermon Notes

1. Authentic Christianity removes filth and replenishes it with the Word (James 1:19-21)
2. Authentic Christianity prioritizes transformation over the transfer of information (James 1:22-25)
3. Authentic Christianity strives for holiness as it cares for the helpless (James 1:26-27)