Welcoming the Word of God (2 of 14) by Ernest Easley

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Welcoming the Word of God (2 of 14)
Series: Christianity in Shoeleather
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
James 1:18-21
July 29, 2007

Today ... we are back in our study of the book of James under the heading: CHRISTIANITY IN SHOELEATER. Pastor James takes the truth of scripture and in simple words .. helps us to apply it in our lives.
You've heard the expression, "where the rubber meets the road." Well .. that's the book of James. His down-to-earth .. practical insights help us live out the truth of scripture.
Now so far he has helped us with trials and troubles that come our way. How God uses them to produce in us staying-power. And then last time together he helped us better understand temptation and how to overcome it.
Now as wonderful and helpful as that was .. what we're going to consider today .. in my estimation .. has even greater significance in our lives. In fact .. if we cannot get a grip on today's truth .. we will never understand trials and troubles that come our way .. much less overcome temptation.
Now take your Bible and turn with me to James 1. We ended last time together in verse 18 where James says, "Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures." It's the Word that God uses to SAVE US ... STRENGTHEN US ... SET US APART ... TO SANCTIFIY US.
That's why we need to get into the Word and allow the Word to get into us! And I am so thankful to be a part of a church that not only Preaches and Teaches the Word .. but that provides so many opportunities to KNOW the Word!
I was thinking back over this past month about the opportunities here at Roswell Street Baptist Church for getting into the Word: Our Women's Ministry sponsored a event for our ladies with Kay Arthur and then a Precept Workshop, our Middle School had camp, we had a Celebrate Marriage night for our couples, our Preschool and Children went to camp, our Senior High trip, our Worship gath ...


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