Sermons by Rev. Thomas G. James

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One Humanity, Under God

The witness of God’s will in the life of Jesus Christ proves God’s love for all humanity, regardless the color of their skin, their perceived or expressed gender or sexual identity, their faith or lack thereof, their country of origin or their country of citizenship.

Grocery Shopping with God

For the Biblical text to truly be helpful in our understanding of salvation and the saving work of God, it requires us to have an understanding of the text that goes deeper than what a simple surface level reading can provide. Isaiah 55 is a good example.

Wesley on Romans: On Predestination

There are many who write as if heavenly infallible regarding predestination, but the topic is far to mysterious to claim perfect knowledge. In this sermon, Wesley offers only “a few shorts hints,” which perhaps may cast some light on the Romans text regarding predestination.

Wesley on Romans: The Witness of the Spirit: Discourse One

Don’t be a Christian enthusiast (like a bull-horn corner preacher), or a rational reductionist (like an enlightenment scholar), but allow the Spirit of God and your own Spirit testify that you are a child of God.

Wesley on Romans: The First Fruits of the Spirit

Paul says that those who are in Christ Jesus have no condemnation. What does he mean? Who are they that are in Christ Jesus? How is it they have no condemnation? John Wesley explains in his sermon, “The First Fruits of the Spirit.”

Wesley on Romans: The Original, Nature, Properties, and Use of the Law

There is an ancient debate in the religious community that pits the law against God’s grace. Which is more important? Is the law still important given Christ’s sacrifice? John Wesley tackles these hard questions in this sermon.

Wesley on Romans: God’s Love to Fallen Man

We should not blame God for Adam’s sin; instead, we should bless God for using that singular act to lay the framework for the witness of truth and love through the sacrifice of the Son of God.

Wesley on Romans: Justification by Faith

In re-preaching John Wesley’s sermon, one is able to see that becoming justified to God is the foundation of our hope. Truly no person can be at peace or have joy if they are not reconciled to God.

Called out by Christ

Pentecost is Christ’s way of calling us out. It’s Christ’s way of putting us on notice. Leave your shut and locked doors, in which you hide in times of fear and uncertainty, and let the power of the Spirit lead you.

Upward and Onward

The disciples are given a purpose, they are given a mission, but Christ tells them to wait, for they do not yet have the power from on high. Sometimes waiting is a necessary thing.