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Sermons on James

Clean Hands, Pure Hearts – Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Clean Hands, Pure Hearts - Part 2
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In this sermon, Chris continues the discussion around the conection between purity and right-relationship with Jesus, as seen in Psalm 24:3-6. He leads the congregation to pray: Help me walk in holiness and transparency. I want (yearn, desire, long, crave, ache) to experience You in closeness and intimacy. Thank you that you jealously love me…

Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control – Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control - Part 2
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Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control —  God generously gives wisdom to those who ask. He is pleased to give us Wisdom. He doesn’t require us to climb an impossible mountain to talk to a guru. When we first came to Christ, we were given a supernatural wisdom to understand an otherwise foolish message.…

Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control
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Seeking Wisdom from the One in Control —  God generously gives wisdom to those who ask. He is pleased to give us Wisdom. He doesn’t require us to climb an impossible mountain to talk to a guru. When we first came to Christ, we were given a supernatural wisdom to understand an otherwise foolish message.…

Control

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Control
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Control —  God does not dominate or control people, even though it is within His power to do so. Wherever and on whomever the Holy Spirit dwells, He is working toward our continued freedom. The broken nature of mankind is riddled with the need to control. However, our need to control occurs when we are…

Called to Security in Jesus

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Called to Security in Jesus
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Called to Security in Jesus —  Jesus had no emotional brokenness or issues. He perfectly models for us a heart secure in the love and purpose of God. We have deceptive hearts, often fueled by misinterpretation of conversations and events. The result is words and actions that cause more hurt and brokenness. We are also…

The Spirit Leads Our Prayers

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
The Spirit Leads Our Prayers
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The Spirit Leads Our Prayers —  Prayer and faith are not a formula. Do we ever copy other people’s prayer styles or accept their perspective of God’s will simply because we have failed to experientially developed our own? Is the world affecting our prayer life instead of the other way around? Are we surrendered to…

Citizens of Heaven – Part 3

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Citizens of Heaven – Part 3
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Citizens of Heaven – Part 3  –  This section is Paul’s final thoughts for helping the Philippian Church focus on the most important areas of their faith. I can think of many other important concepts that Paul could have chosen to mention. However, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to leave the Church with…

Loyalty Between God and the World

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Loyalty Between God and the World
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Loyalty Between God and the World  – James loved the church and spent much of his letter warning them about having a loyalty to the things of this world that outranked their loyalty to God. The pursuit, attainment, and protection of wealth is a never-ending cycle that can consume the heart and become a cancer…

Self-confident or God-confident?

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Self-confident or God-confident?
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God, let us draw close to You; as You long to draw close to us. Holy Spirit, teach us follow Your leading, guard our hearts so that we do not criticize or judge others. Jesus, may we follow Your example in always seeking the Father’s will and not doing things on our own.