Our new sermon series is entitled “James: Life, Love and Faith in Action.” The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus Christ that is born out of an authentic relationship with Him. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deeper relationship with God. You will be challenged to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every area of your life. Bring friends and family as we begin this series on Sunday, June 4th.
James 3:13–18 (MSG) Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. 14 Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. 15 It’s the furthest thing from wisdom—it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. 16 Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats. 17 Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. 18 You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.