James l: 22-25
INTRODUCTION: It is not the hearing, but the doing that
brings the blessing. Too many Christians mark their Bibles, but
their Bibles never mark them. We need to ask God to prepare our
hearts before church.
I. DOERS. v.22
A. DUTY 22a
Doers of the Word of God are doers of the will of God.
Matt. 7:2l "Be ye" - become ye or show yourself to be;
a command or action. Do you drive miles to be
or be a blessing?
"Be" - become; views their obedience as a constant
B. DECEPTION. 22b
Akin to word for Satan, but speaks here of deceiving
oneself, hearing only merely soothes their consciences
II. HEARERS. v23a
A conclusion hear! To arrive at a conclusion by false
A. HEAR THE WORD
B. HARDEN THEIR WILL.
Difference in reading a menu and eating a meal
Difference in holding a prescription and taking
Difference in reading the Bible and growing in grace
Booklet - MY HEART, CHRIST HOME
III. GLANCERS. v.23b-24
"Natural" - Genesis; the face of His birth
Heart is deceitful and desperately wicked.
A. HE LOOKS ...
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