August 22, 2021 Speaker: Ian Campbell James 4.18 When we know what the “right thing” is we should be determined to actually do it. The Bible (and specifically James) is very clear on some things we know are the right things to do and so not to do those things is a sinful way of living quite apart from not …
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Speaker: Ian Campbell James 5.4-6 One of the right things that James instructs us to do is to pay fair wages and treat employees well. That’s not only for those who actually employ others but about respecting the jobs that people do and honouring them. The talk will be about noticing those around us who do …
August 8, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 4.11-12We’re not to judge or speak against one another says James. What does he mean by that in practice? He says that we speak against the law by speaking against one another. And since God is the lawgiver he warns us against this. Let’s try to figure out what he means!
Sunday August 1, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 5.14-18Prayer for the sick. James gives the only specific instructions in the Bible for this kind of prayer. He goes back to Elijah of the Old Testament as an example of the faith that healing prayer requires – but what is it about Elijah that we should learn?
Sunday, July 25, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 5.12-13“your yes is to be yes and your no, no” says James. Am I known as a person whose word is good? It’s a high compliment when someone can readily assess me that way!
Sunday, July 18, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 4.1-17“What’s really going on here?” is a question we should ask in the middle of quarrels. James says that we should look inside and be honest about what’s really at the heart of the matter.
Sunday, July 11, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 3.1-13Where did that come from? Ever say something and you find yourself asking that question? James supplies the answer.
Sunday, July 4, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 2.14-26Maurice Blondel said ” The one who talks, especially if he talks to God, can affect a great deal, but the one who acts really means business and has more claim on our attention. If you want to know what a person really believes, don’t listen to what he says but watch what he …
Sunday, June 27, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 2.2; 1 Samuel 16.7What kind of person impresses you, honestly? With the wisdom of Scripture in our hearts and on our minds, remember that humanly we see what’s on the outside while God sees what’s in the heart. “What do you see before you look?”
June 13, 2021Speaker: Ian CampbellJames 1.19-26Did you ever wish you could take back something you said? Here is one of James’ practical applications in his “walk the talk” letter. How can we learn to hold our tongues when we should and yet know when not to be silent when we should not be reluctant to speak out?