Tag: faith

The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil

This sermon is based on the parable told by Jesus in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8 about the four kinds of soil upon which the seed of the Word has fallen. The message uses the interpretation Jesus provided regarding each of the soils and applies them to the present day. Emphasis was given…


Separating from Worldliness – Part II

This is the eighth sermon in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. This sermon is based on verses 13-17 of chapter four and verses 1-6 of chapter five. The sermon speaks about separating from the worldly traits of arrogant planning and living for luxury. To read excerpts of the message,…


Living Faith: Practicing Self-Control

This sermon is the sixth one in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. It is based on chapter three and focuses on the use or misuse of the tongue, which is a clear indication of self-control or lack thereof. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline which…


Living Faith: Working It Out

This message is the fifth sermon in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. James provides numerous admonitions for living out one’s faith in a practical way. This sermon focuses on James 2:14-26 and discusses the need to verify one’s faith by the works that accompany such faith. Genuine faith is…


Living Faith: Under Pressure

This sermon is the first in a series of messages on the Epistle of James. It is based on James 1:1-12 and presents six different truths that James provides regarding daily tests and trials. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline on the book of James that is being used for this…


Myths and Mysteries – Prayer

This is the fourth message in a series of sermons discussing some of the common misconceptions Christians hold that are not supported by an accurate understanding of the Scripture. This sermon talks about the “myth” that we can use prayer to manipulate God into doing our wishes if we just make sure we use the…


Exclusive Faith

This is a sermon based on John 14:6 where Jesus makes the claim to be the only way to God. It examines the claims made in this verse and evaluates them in light of what the Bible reveals about Jesus Christ. The message stresses the fact that Christianity is an exclusive religion if we accept…


The Word on Salvation – Part II

The sermon is the conclusion of a message started last week concerning the biblical message of salvation. This segment talks about the assurance of salvation and the full extent of salvation. The speaker continues to follow an outline that comes from the preaching and teaching of John Wesley. To read excerpts of the message, click…


The Word on Salvation – Part I

This is a sermon that summarizes some basic principles about the plan of salvation as presented in the Bible. The pastor follows an outline that has been attributed to the thinking and messages of John Wesley, the “Father of Methodism.” This sermon emphasizes the two principles: All people must be saved, and all people may…


A Long Journey of Faith

This sermon discusses the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt then it makes applications to living our lives in faith each day as we face a New Year and an uncertain future. To read excerpts of this message, click here.