Small steps in faith

Sunday, June 27, 2010

"What Anger Cannot Produce"

These are my notes from the sermon on 6/20. A little late posting :)

James 1: 19-27

The test of our response to the word of God
If we are reading the word of God correctly, it will contradict our fleshly nature
Jesus "hacked off" a lot of people
There is also righteous anger. If you stay there,even if it's right, hearts of the spirit won't grow.

1. Authentic repentance
It's not.."I probably should stop.." It's putting it away. Repent before you read scripture. You'll get more out of it.

2. Humble reception
Jesus is not a "consultant" He is the head. We should be accepting his words with a yes.
The Bible is a manual for life.

3. Relentless application
This is your identity. If you're not a doer, you forget what you are like. We're not on mission wandering around saying "What am I doing?"

If this is the way we approach the word of God....

1. We will be blessed..not with means God is using you.

2. We wil have self control. Our mouths are attached to our hearts. The hardest person to lead is yourself.

3. We will love compassionately. If you love scripture but not others then you have a hardened ingrate heart. You need to love EGR people (Extra grace required)
Be more sensitive to vulnerable people..ex. orphans and widows

4. We will pursue personal purity
We will reach the world when we give them something different.
Salt and light
When the world looks at you as a fool and idiot, you need to be able to say "I'm good"
Don't approach the word of God in a demonic way.
Don't become an expert at bible trivia. Don't be just hearers of the word.
What is the last command you read and did from the Bible?


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