Do the Word (James 1.22-25)

Speaker: Derrick Leitão
Series: James
Sermon Info:
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is vital and foundational for doing what God calls us to do. In this passage James says that the one who continues to look into the perfect law and perseveres will be blessed. But doesn’t the law kill? Knowing who you are is vital to understand what James is speaking about.

Receive the Word (James 1.19-21)

Speaker: Derrick Leitão
Series: James
Sermon Info:
Our surrounding culture prides itself on belligerent and quick speech. To us it is a characteristic of being genuine. But James goes against the tide of what is common around us and common to our nature and he gets at the root problem. Not only that but he gives us a solution. Someone is speaking who we ought to listen to.

The Unchangeably Good God (James 1.16-18)

Speaker: Derrick Leitão
Series: James
Sermon Info:
As Christians, we ought to be amazed at the glorious work of creation. What is more amazing is the God who created it. And he created it for, not only his own glory, but for us, human beings. If he is good toward his creation in this way, think of how good he is toward his own children. In fact, his will is only good for his children, even if it doesn’t seem all that good to us in the moment. And in the end it is to make us more like his Son, the firstfruits of his creatures.

The Seed of Death (James 1.13-15)

Speaker: Derrick Leitão
Series: James
Sermon Info:
We’ve all heard the common saying, “the devil made me do it.” No doubt there is some truth to that, especially when we consider Satan as our tempter. But James would like to remind us that our temptation to sin comes from within as well as it comes from without. It comes from our desires and our desires gives birth to total destruction. How can we be delivered from this devastating end?

The Unfading Crown (James 1.12)

Speaker: Derrick Leitão
Series: James
Sermon Info:
The letter written by James is considered to be wisdom literature. He continues to present heavenly wisdom in seeking things above, rather than the things below. He just described how the rich man will perish (1.9-11) but then he goes on to describe what will not perish; the eternal life or the crown of life that God promises to grant to those who love him.