Category Archives: Book of James Sermons: What Real Faith Looks Like

What Real Faith Looks Like: Trusting A Benevolent God

One of my favorite scenes from the movie world is from the Christmas classic: “A Christmas Story”, when little Ralphie discovers the BB gun which his father had bought him for Christmas. The dad watches with delight as Ralphie opens … Continue reading

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“What Real Faith Looks Like: Perseverance” (James 1:12)

     In 1998, I ran the Tulsa Run road race with Paul, David & Libby, our three oldest kids.   Cheryl took a picture of the four of us at my favorite time of a race: when it was OVER!  After the Tulsa run … Continue reading

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“Comforting the Afflicted & Afflicting the Comfortable” James 1:9-11

In the early 1900’s, humorist Finley Peter Dunne said that “The newspaper does everything for us. It runs the police force and the banks, commands the militia, controls the legislature, baptizes the young, marries the foolish, comforts the afflicted and … Continue reading

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“What Real Faith Looks Like: Total Commitment” (James 1:6-8)

Cheryl and Michael & I were waiting in the drive through at Wendy’s the other day, and it looked like the people in front of us were having a difficult time making up their mind as to what they wanted … Continue reading

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Wisdom in Trials (James 1:5)

Sometimes when a pastor preaches verse-by-verse through a book of the Bible, he comes to a passage which he is not sure will apply to anyone in the congregation that day.  I can assure you that the verse we are studying this … Continue reading

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“What Tested Faith Looks Like” (James 1:2-4)

     We have a lot of people here at First Baptist Church who are going through different “storms” in their lives right now.  My own current battle with dysautonomia is well-known to most of you.  But I know that I … Continue reading

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“What James’ Faith Looked Like” (James 1:1)

     David Boudia just won the gold medal in the 10 meter diving competition in the London Olympics.  In 2008 he also participated in the Olympics, and afterwards he went to college at Purdue.  He immediately immersed himself in the … Continue reading

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