Welcoming the Word (6 of 16) by Stan Coffey

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Welcoming the Word (6 of 16)
Series: Christianity and Shoe Leather
Dr. Stan Coffey
James 1:21-27

I.WELCOME THE WORD OF GOD WITH REPENTANCE
II. WELCOME THE WORD OF GOD WITH READINESS
III. WELCOME THE WORD OF GOD WITH RESPONSIVENESS
"WHEREFORE LAY APART ALL FILTHINESS AND SUPERFLUITY OF NAUGHTINESS, AND RECEIVE WITH MEEKNESS THE ENGRAFTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS. BUT BE YE DOERS OF THE WORD, AND NOT HEARERS ONLY, DECEIVING YOUR OWN SELVES.
FOR IF ANY BE A HEARER OF THE WORD, AND NOT A DOER, HE IS LIKE UNTO A MAN BEHOLDING HIS NATURAL FACE IN A GLASS: FOR HE BEHOLDETH HIMSELF, AND GOETH HIS WAY, AND STRAIGHTWAY FORGETTETH WHAT MANNER OF MAN HE WAS.
BUT WHOSO LOOKETH INTO THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, AND CONTINUETH THEREIN, (you know what that perfect law is especially if you were here Wednesday night; it's the word of God. Isn't it?) HE BEING NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER, BUT A DOER OF THE WORK, THIS MAN SHALL BE BLESSED IN HIS DEED.
Now the Bible is filled with great facts but these facts don't do you a great lot of good if you just know them in your head and don't apply them to your life. You see there are some people who say, "Well, I know the plan of salvation so I'm saved" but the problem is you are not saved by a plan, you are saved by a man, the Lord Jesus Christ.
And a lot of people know the plan but they don't know the man and a lot of people know a lot of facts about the Bible and you know some people are really impressed when they meet somebody that knows a lot about the Bible but I'm not impressed.
I'll just be honest with you because I've visited too many back-sliden Christian people and lost people who know scripture after scripture after scripture but they weren't applying any of the scripture to their daily life. I'm not so interested in how much of the word you know as I am as how you apply the word that you know to your own heart and to your own life. Amen?
That's what really counts is to make application of the word of G ...


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