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Love And Partiality In The Church 07/04/21

James 2:8-13

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I. LOVE OR PARTIALITY – A SERIOUS CHOICE (v.8-11)


a) Love impartially aligning with the priority of God


b) Resist partiality knowing the severity of sin


c) Resist partiality honoring the standard of God


II. MERCY & JUDGMENT – A SERIOUS MEASURE (v.12-13)


a) Speak & live in the Freedom of God’s ways


b) Speak & live in view of the Judgment to come


c) Speak & live responding to the Mercy of the Gospel

Pride And Prejudice In The Church 06/06/21

James 2:1-7

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How We Care Exposes What We Value

I. FAVORITISM COUNTERS FAITH
a. We are partial to our priorities

b. We are partial causing segregation

c. We are partial with an evil heart


II. FAVORITISM COUNTERS GOD’S VALUES

a. With favoritism, we deny God’s choice

b. With favoritism, we dismiss overt oppression

c. With favoritism, we are deaf to clear blasphemy

Measure Of Devotion 05/09/21

James 1:26-27

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I. Futile devotion - a Wasted display

A. Our heart is deceived by our habits

B. Our reality is revealed by our tongue

II. True devotion - A worthwhile life

A. Defined by God

B. Displayed in Care

C. Deflecting – Worldliness


Hearers And Doers 02/28/21

James 1:19-25

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I. RECEIVE THE WORD QUICKLY (v.19-21)

1. Hurry to hear

2. Prepare the heart

3. Accept with power

II. DO THE WORD HABITUALLY / SỰ SỐNG ĐỘNG TRONG LỜI CHÚA (v.22-25)

1. Doing defines us

2. Doers don’t forget

3. Doers look to live the Word

4. Doing brings blessing

Blaming Or Blessing (p2) 01/31/21

James 1:13-18

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I. DON’T BLAME GOD

1. THE SOURCE OF TEMPTATION IS NOT GOD

a. Evil does not compel God

b. God does not compel evil

2. THE COURSE OF SIN BEGINS IN US

a. Lust is the start

b. Death is the end

II. BE BLESSED BY GOD

1. THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD IS GOD

a. God is always good

b. Good is always a gift from God

2. THE COURSE OF NEW LIFE BEGINS WITH GOD

a. His will is the start

b. His harvest is the end

Blaming Or Blessing 11/22/20

James 1:13-18

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I. DON’T BLAME GOD

1. THE SOURCE OF TEMPTATION IS NOT GOD

a. Evil does not compel God

b. God does not compel evil

2. THE COURSE OF SIN BEGINS IN US

a. Lust is the start

b. Death is the end

II. BE BLESSED BY GOD

1. THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD IS GOD

a. God is always good

b. Good is always a gift from God

2. THE COURSE OF NEW LIFE BEGINS WITH GOD

a. His will is the start

b. His harvest is the end



Trial By Joy 08/30/20

James 1:1-4

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I. Greeting with service

A. Serve gratefully

B. Serve pastorally


II. Embrace with joy

A. Understanding the purpose

B. Validating your faith

C. Producing endurance


III. Mature through endurance

A. Surrendering to the process

B. Completing the course

C. Sufficient by sanctification

Fellowship Of A Giving Church (p3) 06/28/20

Philippians 4:14-23

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I. FELLOWSHIP IN AFFLICTION v14-17

On account of the gospel

On account of the ministry

On account of eternity

II. FELLOWSHIP IN ABUNDANCE v18-20

All for God’s worship

All from God’s generosity

All for God’s glory

III. FELLOWSHIP IN ACCEPTANCE v20-23

Saints for His glory

Saints through Christ

Saints through chains

Saints through gospel power

Saints through grace