Series: James: A Faith That Works

Speaker: Steve Hixon

Sermon Series Listing

FBC Home Page



“When Christian believers gather in churches, everything that can go wrong sooner or later does.”

So Christian churches are not, as a rule, model communities of good behavior. They are, rather, places where human misbehavior is brought out in the open, faced, and dealt with.
The letter of James shows one of the church's early pastors skillfully going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief and misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. Deep and living wisdom is on display here, wisdom both rare and essential. Wisdom is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that; it is skill in living. For, what good is a truth if we don't know how to live it? What good is an intention if we can't sustain it?”
from The Message, by Eugene Peterson


How to Bear Up When Life Bears Down
trials, tests & temptations
This Ain't No Country Club!
the sin of favoritism
Are You Rowing with Both oars?
the relationship of faith & works
Hold that Thought!
the task of taming the tongue
Wise Living in a Foolish World
How to be Your own Selfish Pig
with help from the world, the flesh & the devil
God - Give Me Patience - Right Now!
Practicing the Presence of God
the power of prayer

A Sermon Series by Steve Hixon

Lesson Passage Sermon Date
Introduction & Overview
How to Bear Up When Life Bears Down
How to "Just Say No"
Don't Just Listen - Do Something!
This Ain't No Country Club!
Are You Rowing with Both Oars?
Hold That Thought!
Wise Living in a Foolish World
The Doctor Is In!
How to be Your Own Selfish Pig
God, Give Me Patience - Right Now!
Practicing the Presence of God
Summary

James 1:1-12
James 1:13-18
James 1:19-27
James 2:1-13
James 2:14-26
James 3:1-12
James 3:13-18
James 4:1-10
James 4:11 - 5:6
James 5:7-11
James 5:12-20


April 11, 1999


April 18, 1999
April 25, 1999
May 2, 1999
May 9, 1999

May 16, 1999
May 23, 1999
May 30, 1999