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The Word in Action

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The Word in Action

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

(Jas 1:22-25 NIV)


I.        Introduction:

II.      Counseled in Listening to the Word

A.      The Possibility of being Led into Action

B.      The Possibility of being Lulled into Deception

III.   Apathetic by Limiting the Word

A.      A Visual Image

B.      A Vanishing Image

IV.    Blessed by Living the Word

A.      The Word Allowed to Penetrate

B.      The Word Allowed to Captivate

C.      The Word Allowed to Liberate

V.      Conclusion:


[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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