Keys for Faithful Living
By Dr. Chauncey A. Lattimer, Jr.
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What is faith? It is obviously not just a mental construct since, as James says, "Even the demons believe--and shudder." (2:19) So what might be the 'keys for faithful living' in the eyes of James?
||Clean12_Praying Faithfully||How much different do you think your life would be if you started with prayer instead of using it as a last resort? What does "Pray without ceasing" mean to you?||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11_Hope Filled Patience||When the going gets tough, what should be the focus and response of those who are living faithfully?||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10_Sharing is Caring||Two perspectives on one topic: the importance of being a sharing people, and the mistaken notion regarding wealth and call to use our resources to benefit ministry.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9_Godly Planning||When you plan do you presume that tomorrow will come? Or, do you live your life will the knowledge that this may be your last day -- tomorrow's plans are only if God so wills?||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8_True Submission||The eighth key to living faithfully is that of true submission... we are to accept God's will, reject God's enemy, pursue God's presence, and receive God's forgiveness. The wrapper is humility: v.6 God "gives grace to the humble; and, v.10 "Humble yourselves before the Lord."||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7_Faultless Motivation||Sometimes we focus on the 'what,' and forget that the 'why' really is very important! James says, "...you ask with wrong motives."||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6_Wise Wisdom||Who is wise and understanding? Look for two things in particular: the quality of their life and the activity of their life.||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5_Taming the Tongue||Does anyone really believe "words will never hurt" and that "sticks and stones" are worse? It's scary to think that we will be judged by our own words!||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4_Faithful Faith||We cannot earn our salvation! But without works, James says, our faith is useless at best and, in reality, dead!||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3_Preventing Partiality||Do first impressions often get the best of you? James says quite clearly, "Show no partiality."||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2_Pursuing Prosperity||What does it take to prosper spiritually? James tells us, and it is not a 'way that seems right' to most of humanity. Read Proverbs 14:12.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1_Triumphing over Trials||In this introductory message we see how James is concerned with 'right thinking.' The correct thinking and the correct approach to trials will help us be triumphant. We will fact trials! Will we be overcomers?||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|