James 7: Resist the world and return to God

James 7: Resist the world and return to God James 4:4-12 Sam Pursell • 26th September 2021   Make God your first love (4-6)  Repent and draw near to God (7-10) Do not condemn like the world does (11-12) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: James-7-Resist-the-world-and-return-to-God-James4.4-12-Sam-Pursell-26th-September-2021

James 6: True wisdom

James 6: True wisdom James 3:13-4:3 Sam Pursell • 19th September 2021   True wisdom results in humble good deeds (13) Earthly wisdom (14-16) Heavenly wisdom (17-18) Each wisdom in practice (4:1-3) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here:James-6-True-Wisdom-James3.13-4.3-Sam-Pursell-19th-September-2021

James 5: Taming the tongue

James 5: Taming the tongue James 3:1-12 Sam Pursell • 12th September 2021   Mature Christians keep their tongue in check (1-2) The tongue is powerful but dangerous (3-6) The tongue cannot be tamed by humans alone (7-8) The tongue should reveal an unpolluted heart (9-12)   Download a copy of this as a PDF from … Read more…

James 4: Faith that Works

James 4: Faith that Works James 2:14-26 Sam Pursell • 5th September 2021   Faith without deeds is useless (14-17) Faith without deeds is demonic (18-19) Deeds prove faith (20-24) Faith without deeds is dead (25-26)   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: James-4-Faith-that-Works-James2.14-26-Sam-Pursell-5th-September-2021

James 3: No favouritism

James 3: No favouritism  James 2:1-13 Sam Pursell • 29th August 2021   1. Favouritism is evil judgement (1-4) 2a. The poor: chosen by God (5) 2b. The rich: exploit you (6-7) 2c. The royal rule: love your neighbour (8-11) 3. Mercy comes to the merciful (12-13)   Download a copy of this as a PDF … Read more…

James 2: True Religion: Listen and Do 

James 2: True Religion: Listen and Do  James 1:19-27 Sam Pursell • 22nd August 2021   Listen (19-21) Do (22-25) Examples of true religion (26-27)   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: James-2-True-Religion-Listen-and-Do-James1.19-27-Sam-Pursell-22nd-August-2021

James 1: The joy of trials

James 1: The joy of trials James 1:1-18 Sam Pursell • 15th August 2021   James and the Jewish Christians (1) Finding joy in trials (2-8) Above all, blessed by the Lord (9-12) God gives good, not evil (13-18)   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: James-1-The-joy-of-trials-James1.1-18-Sam-Pursell-15th-August-2021

Judges 12: Rebels without a King

Judges 12: Rebels without a King Judges 19 – 21 Sam Pursell • 8th August 2021   Inhospitable Israel (19) Self-destructive judgement (20) Distorted faithfulness (21) The hope of a King   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Judges-12-Rebels-without-a-King-Judges19.1-21.25-Sam-Pursell-8th-August-2021

Judges 11: Religion without the righteous Lord

Judges 11: Religion without the righteous Lord Judges 17 & 18 Sam Pursell • 1st August 2021   Idol religion (17:1-6) Idle religion (17:7-13) The downfall of disowning God (18) True religion   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Judges-11-Religion-without-the-righteous-Lord-Judges17.1-18.31-Sam-Pursell-1st-August-2021  

Judges 10: Samson – Sinner and Saint

Judges 10: Samson – Sinner and Saint Judges 14 – 16 Sam Pursell • 25th July 2021   The Philistine women (14:1-3; 16:1-3; 16:4) Secrets and games (14:4-18; 16:5-19) Fighting the Philistines (14:19-15:17; 16:20-22) Samson’s cries for salvation (15:18-20; 16:23-31) Jesus the super saviour   Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: … Read more…