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PARTY-PLANNER: The Joyous God

God is not only a planner; he is a party planner. He is the party planner. He loves a good party. Continue reading

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Key Four: No Fouls

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (Listening time: 23:04) In basketball, the worst kind of foul is the technical foul. A technical foul not only gives the opposing team free throws, it forfeits the next possession. At home, the worst kind of foul is hypocrisy. … Continue reading

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Return to Sender (James 5:13-20)

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media In James 5:13-20 we see that the life that is “finished and whole” (James 1:4) is one where God is our center. Whatever’s going on at the periphery of our lives – whether really bad or really good, calm … Continue reading

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Money Talks – and it is talking about you!

It’s a blabbermouth, really; always talking about the person who has it and, for the most part, telling the truth. In that way, it is like a child, talking about his or her parents. Continue reading

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What’s Your Pleasure

(James 4:1-12; listening time: 26:09http://lockwoodchurch.org/media) For some family members, church members, and co-workers, spats and verbal conflicts are a part of life. When things get so bad they can’t take it anymore, they leave – the family, the church, the … Continue reading

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Irrefutable Evidence of the Reign of Death

The Apostle Paul wrote: “. . . just as sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned – for before the law was given, … Continue reading

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Wise Guy: The Two Kinds of Wisdom in James 3

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (listening time: 25:24) Who is wise? Who’s got the answers? Who knows how to live the good life? Before you can answer the question “Who is wise?” you need to clarify which kind of wisdom you are talking about. … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire

James 3:1-12. (Listening time: under 24 minutes.)http://lockwoodchurch.org/media

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The Difference Between Failure and Success: Learning to Pay Attention

I was driving on a primary north-south route before dawn. A half-mile away I could see a car coming toward me with his bright lights on. When he went down a hill and disappeared from sight, I turned my bright … Continue reading

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Playing Favorites (Sermon from James 2:1-13)

Here is a link to the latest sermon from the James series titled Wise Up. (Total run time is 24:35.) http://clovermedia.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/store/79806b0d-0c80-4d63-83ea-040d8666d19a/7b390a18cb/audio.mp3

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