X-Trials

Extreme Faith

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Oftentimes, following Christ means pushing life to the edge. True devotion requires X-treme faith. The book of James in the New Testament is God’s mini instruction book for the Christian life. For all of the trials, temptations, and toils of life, God has an answer. And chances are the answer is found in this little book written by the half-brother of Jesus Christ.

sermons from this Series

    1. eic2=M

    eic2=M

    Faith Formula For Spiritual Maturity

    Living in the X-Zone in the New Testament meant you were putting it all on the line, being pushed to the ropes, for the sake of Christ. James doesn't pull any punches in the first part of his mini instruction book on Christian living. He guarantees that we will have trials in the Christian life; but we have a powerful ally in the person of Christ, who is supernaturally working in our lives to make each trial and test count for His glory and toward our spiritual maturity. Learn the faith formula for Maturity in James 1:1-12, as Ed Young shares God's master design for the X-Trials of life.
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    2. Vapor Lock

    Vapor Lock

    Our Plans Vs. God'S Will

    The Bible compares our lives to a mist, or a vapor, that lasts for only a little while. Unfortunately, many of us spend our short lives in a vapor lock. All too often we make plans for today and tomorrow with little or no regard for God's will for our lives. We have spiritual blindness or blurry vision toward the things of God. From James 4:13-17, Ed Young shows that many of us need spiritual Lasik surgery in order to recognize and live out the plans and purposes of God.
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    3. Mine-1-1

    Mine-1-1

    Wealth Warnings

    We are used to seeing warning labels on just about everything we buy. Some of them are necessary; some are just downright silly. Well, in James 5:1-6, God gives us some wealth warnings wed better pay close attention to. Ed Young relays a biblical wake-up call regarding the greed and self-indulgence so prevalent in our culture today.
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    4. M-Patience

    M-Patience

    Mature Patience

    It seems that no matter how much we try, we cannot keep bad things from happening. Is there a rhyme or reason to the problems we face? Faced with illness, persecution, terror, and grief, sometimes it's hard to trust in the goodness of God. The Bible does have an answer, though, to this perennial human problem. From James 5:7-12, Ed Young shares God's desire to develop mature patience in us through the pain and suffering of life.
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    5. Prayer Wear

    Prayer Wear

    Divine Healing

    Does God still heal today? Some say the gift of healing has ceased, but James tells us in James 5:13-18 to pray for healing if we are sick. Through prayer, many today have seen or experienced firsthand a supernatural work of God related to physical healing. There is another kind of healing, however, that God is even more interested in. Jesus is able to heal physically, but, more significantly, he has the power to heal the spiritual disease of sin that infects us all. In this concluding message of X-Trials, Ed Young makes sense of the confusion regarding divine healing and relates from Scripture how Jesus is still the Great Physician.
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    6. Fish Baby

    Fish Baby

    Extreme Faith

    Oftentimes, following Christ means pushing life to the edge. True devotion requires X-treme faith. The book of James in the New Testament is God's mini instruction book for the Christian life. For all of the trials, temptations, and toils of life, God has an answer. And chances are the answer is found in this little book written by the half-brother of Jesus Christ.
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    7. Relational Rhythm

    Relational Rhythm

    Controlling Our Communication

    The Bible has much to say about the flexible muscle encased within our teeth. The source of both pleasure and pain, the taming of the tongue is one of the central issues in Christian maturity. James, widely regarded as an instruction book on Christian maturity, revolves around our ability to control what we say and hear. Good communication begins with listening to God. And in this timely message from James 1:19-20, Ed Young reveals how to stay in step with God's choreography for relational conflict and communication.
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    8. The Mirror

    The Mirror

    Authentic Faith

    Why do we say one thing and do another? If we all take a long, hard, honest look in the mirror, we all say and believe things that we don't carry through with when the rubber hits the road. The beauty of being a Christ-follower is that, while we're not perfect yet, we have a Savior who is remaking us into His perfect image. In this powerful message about authentic faith, Ed Young uncovers The Mirror that reveals all. Once you take an honest look at your reflection in the looking glass of God's Word, you will never be the same again. James 1:21-27
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    9. FLAVORitism

    FLAVORitism

    Favoritism In Relationships

    The Royal Law demands it. Christ modeled it. The church cant survive without it. The admonition to love your neighbor as yourself is no less appropriate today than it was 2000 years ago when Christ said it. In this message from James 2:1-13, Ed Young speaks out against the common sin of favoritism and presents Gods inside-out, upside-down, right side up guide to relationships.
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    10. Doin' Fool

    Doin' Fool

    Evidence Of Faith

    Faith without works-"it's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine." So the song goes and so many of our lives go. James addresses his brothers and sisters in the Lord, those who have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and reminds them that the fruit of their lives is the evidence of their faith. Likewise, Ed Young takes this difficult passage in James 2:14-26 and calls us to a deeper faith in Christ, one that is made perfect through the outworking of the Holy Spirit toward love and good deeds.
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    11. Tongue Tamer

    Tongue Tamer

    Taming The Tongue

    The Bible describes it as an uncontrollable fire, an instrument of evil, and a deadly poison. The tongue, that slab of mucous membrane incarcerated within our teeth, has great power to hurt and curse; but under the right control it has even greater power to heal and bless. From James 3:1-12, Ed Young imparts Gods desire to tame the tongue by transforming the heart.
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    12. Get Smart

    Get Smart

    Knowledge And Wisdom

    Wisdom is one of those elusive qualities of which, the more you try to gain, the less you seem to have. Why is this? The problem with our efforts to achieve wisdom is just that: it is our own effort. We can gain all kinds of knowledge of how the world works, of psychology, science, and literature. We can even study the Scriptures and learn about great characters of the Bible and of the character of God himself. But head knowledge does not lead to wisdom. In this message by Ed Young, from James 3:13-18, find out how to get smart God's way, by gaining the wisdom that can only come from a supernatural work of God.
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    13. Warning

    Warning

    Warning

    It comes as no great surprise that worldly pride promotes strife and all kinds of conflict in this world. We see evidences of strife, wars, and fighting everyday that stem from puffed up egos and self-righteous attitudes. From relational battles in the family to personality clashes among co-workers to global and civil wars, worldly pride is the precursor to all human conflict. The greatest conflict, however, growing out of human pride is the conflict between man and God. Our love of the world and self brings us into enmity with God. In this message, Preston Mitchell shows us how to be at peace not only with others but, more importantly, how to become a friend of God.
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