Message Slides – 05.23.2021

FAITH THAT WORKS | Wk 1: “Hearers & Doers”

Pastor Mike Overstreet | 05.23.2021

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

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flambe

 

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Fall of Constantinople

 

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Russian Voucher

 

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View of Mexico City amid smog on December 26, 2015. Mexico City is considered one of the most polluted cities in the world. / AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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We all struggle balancing knowing about Jesus & acting like him in our lives. 

 

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James - series graphic

 

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James 1:1 (NIV)

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.

 

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James’ Letter:

  • Sender: James, the half-brother of Jesus
  • Recipient: The People of God dispersed throughout the world

 

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James writes with an explicit universal & practical focus that invites believers of all generations to embrace a faith that truly works for them & others. 

 

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James 1:22-25 (NIV)

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

 

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Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

 

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Those who look intently at & persevere in Jesus’ perfect law of love use it as their mirror for measuring & transforming all they believe, think, say, & do.

 

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James 1:26-27 (NIV)

 

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Are we willing to become hearers & doers of Jesus’ command to love in every part of our lives?