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James 1.21-2
James 1.
The Danger of Self-Deception
One of the greatest dangers a Christian may fall into is “self-deception”
No Christian will mature outside of the Word of God.
James 1.22
Christians who
Maturity begins when a person takes an honest look of himself in the light of God’s Word.
an honest person acknowledges whatever the Word says about himself
Examples of Self-Deceived Christians
Maturity begins when a person takes an honest look of himself in the light of God’s Word.
an honest person acknowledges whatever the Word says about himself
One must Receive the Word
James 1.21
Implanted word means that word of God which one has heard.
The implanted most MUST be received, otherwise it will not grow
Ephesians 1.
The Word of God must be received in the right way.
James’ admonition
be quick to hear
God’s word is not for debate
be slow to speak
be slow to anger
Humility prepares the heart to receive God’s Word
humility
One must Practice the Word
James 1.22
Receiving is just the beginning of one’s journey with the Word of God.
Once it is received, the Word then must be practiced, or put into action in life.
The Word of God is a “mirror” of life
to examine oneself
to
See yourself in the mirror of God’s Word
The purpose of a mirror is to examine oneself.
Remember what you see in the mirror
James 1.23-24
Do something with what you see
blessed - happy
To practice the Word is to act based on what the “mirror” expects of you.
Do something positive with whatever you see in the mirror.
One must Share the Word
Religion
grk.
threskia, activity showing one’s love and devotion to a deity.
generally, religion is one’s practices based on what he believes
true religion is practicing God’s Word and sharing it with others.
(how?)
In your speech
True religion is
an unbridled tongue easily destroys your testimony
unbridled testifies against your actions
In service
visit the orphans and widows in distress
In you separation from the world
words cannot replace right action
James 2.14-17
1 John 3.17
In your separation from the world
keep oneself unstained by the world
the world is “society without God”
Satan is the prince of this world ()
we are in the world, but not OF the world
John 17.11
we are not to love the world
be ye separate!
1 John
2 Corinthians 6.
Conclusion
Spiritual maturity requires hard work.
Spiritual maturity requires the working of the Word of God.
Spiritual maturity has its rewards.
James 1.23
“blessed in what he does”
true happiness is found when finds the word of God fulfilled in his/her life.
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