Speaker: JD Summers | Date: June 7, 2020 | Text: James 5:12
James warns not to issue empty promises, falling into judgement. Genuine faith in Christ is marked by integrity and our deeds will reveal the state of our hearts.
- How does James 5:12 challenge the status quo in our current culture?
- Which "heart issues" make it hard for you to be honest/faithful (fear, greed, shame, pride, etc)?
- How can we combat the issues of the heart with the gospel as we seek to cultivate integrity?
- Praise God for his faithfulness, truthfulness, and for keeping his covenant promises
- Confess any sins exposed by the passage (sins of speech, sins of the heart)
- Thank Jesus for his atoning work on the cross which cleanses us from unrighteousness
- Ask the Spirit for strength to obey and power to change
Speaker: JD Summers | Date: May 31, 2020 | Text: James 5:7-11
James urges us to be patient in the face of adversity and in light of the future return of Christ. His imminent return serves as a comfort and a warning as the reality of the Lord's judgement is sure. The Lord will be compassionate and merciful to those who lean on His grace alone.