Sermon Series: Pressure Points

Preach this six-sermon series as a text-based overview of the book of James.

Pressure is nothing new. James, the half brother of Jesus, wrote to Jewish Christians in the first century who faced intense pressure. They had been dispersed because of persecution, and they faced increasing pressure to let faith live only in their heads instead of being evidenced in their lives. James beckoned these first believers to let pressure push them deeper in their journey with Jesus. Today, James invites believers to open their lives to the truth of God's Word and learn how to deal positively with pressure points.

Preach this six-sermon series as a text-based overview of the book of James. Use the link to the right to download a complete sermon manuscript package. Links to study and preparation resources appear below.

Text-based series

  1. When You Suffer - James 1
  2. The Lure of Sin - James 1
  3. Performance or Mercy? - James 2
  4. The Power of Words - James 3
  5. Why We Fight - James 4
  6. Retaliation or Rescue? - James 5

Theme-based series

  1. The Times that Try Men's Souls - Matthew 14
  2. The Devil Made Me Do It - Matthew 4
  3. Did Jesus Play Favorites? - Mark 7
  4. The King's Speech - Various Passages
  5. Jesus' Plan for Resolving Conflict - Matthew 5, 18
  6. Room for Revenge? - Matthew 5, 26

Study and preparation resources