Sermons on James

Sermons on James

The Peril of Partiality (35 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the context, character and content of James 2:1-7, a passage dealing with partiality amongst Christians. This is the well-known passage that mentions “a man with a gold ring”. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 1st Jan 2023)

The Liberating Power of Obedience (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the “perfect law of liberty” from James 1:22-27 and expounds the “liberating power of obedience” based on both hearing and doing the Word of God. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 27th Nov 2022)

Overview of James (50 min)

Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle of James under two broad headings: its historical context, and its theological contact. This is the first New Testament book, written by James the brother of the Lord to the Jewish dispersion. Its broad theme is how to meet the trials of life as a Christian (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th July 2022) Other book overviews: Overview of Genesis Overview of Ruth Overview of Proverbs Overview of Isaiah Overview of…

Justification by Faith vs by Works (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the distinction between justification by faith (Romans 3) and justification by works (James 2). He explains why “faith alone” in Romans is a good thing, while “faith alone” in James is a bad thing. In summary, faith alone justifies, but the faith that justifies is never alone (Message preached 6th Jan 2013)

The Believer and Foes (46 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on “the believer and foes”. He expounds on the three enemies we face – the world, the flesh and the devil – from James Ch. 4. (Message preached 18th Oct 2010)

Exposition of James Ch 5 (48 min)

David West expounds James Ch 5 – the patience of faith and the prayer of faith. He warns against the use of expressions such as “Good heavens” and “Goodness Me” in the passage on ‘swearing’ (Message preached 11th June 2009)

Exposition of James Ch 4 (41 min)

David West expounds James Ch 4. He challenges his audience in relation to humility and pride and brings to bear James’s warning not to leave God out of our words, our plans and our actions (Message preached 4th June 2009)

Exposition of James Ch 3 (43 min)

David West expounds James Ch 3 which deals with the power, potential, problem and paradox of the tongue. He gives very practical exhortations concerning gossip and the evil of sowing discord among brethren (Message preached 28th May 2009)

Exposition of James Ch 2 (47 min)

David West expounds James 2, developing the two main themes of the chapter, impartiality and the relationship between faith and works. He helpfully covers the difficult subject of “justification by works” (Message preached 14th May 2009)

Exposition of James Ch 1 (45 min)

David West introduces the Epistle of James and develops the main themes of chapter 1 – the purpose, provision and promise of God to the believer who is enduring trials and difficulties (Message preached 7th May 2009)