Perseverance: The Book of James, chapter 3

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Sermon Notes

Holistic Faith – James 3

1. God wants us to be P_____.

REFLECT: What does it mean to you to be a “peacemaker”?  Is that what you usually think of regarding the Church?  Why or why not?

2. A Biblical teacher must be fully surrendered from the I_____ O_____ to Jesus Christ: 

I_____ guided by the Holy Spirit and E_____ above reproach in service to God the Father.

REFLECT: Have you surrendered to Jesus Christ?  If so, how does the Holy Spirit guide you?  If you haven’t surrendered, what is keeping you from surrendering?

3.  No O_____ behavioral change can tame the tongue.  

Real change comes from the Source.  We must change our core I_____.

REFLECT: Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to modify your own behavior?  What do you think it looks like to fully realize that you are adopted as a son or daughter of God, thru Jesus Christ?

4.  Earthly wisdom leads to D_____.  

God’s wisdom leads to a H_____ of R_____ , sown in P_____.

REFLECT: How can you sow peace today?  How do you think God wants to use you to display a “harvest of righteousness”?

 

Answer Key:

1. God wants us to be Peacemakers.

REFLECT: What does it mean to you to be a “peacemaker”?  Is that what you usually think of regarding the Church?  Why or why not?

2. A Biblical teacher must be fully surrendered from the Inside Out to Jesus Christ: 

Internally guided by the Holy Spirit and Externally above reproach in service to God the Father.

REFLECT: Have you surrendered to Jesus Christ?  If so, how does the Holy Spirit guide you?  If you haven’t surrendered, what is keeping you from surrendering?

3.  No Outward behavioral change can tame the tongue.  

Real change comes from the Source.  We must change our core Identity.

REFLECT: Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to modify your own behavior?  What do you think it looks like to fully realize that you are adopted as a son or daughter of God, thru Jesus Christ?

4.  Earthly wisdom leads to Disorder.  

God’s wisdom leads to a Harvest of Righteousness, sown in Peace.

REFLECT: How can you sow peace today?  How do you think God wants to use you to display a “harvest of righteousness”?