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Facing the Future (18 of 23)
Series: James - A Faith That Works
1- James - The 1st Book written in the New Testament... The Manual on Maturity.
2- It is all about how to grow up as a Christian.
3- James shows us THE MARKS OF CHRISTIAN MATURITY:
a- Chapter 1 - The 1st Mark is: Your Perseverance!
b- Chapter 2 - The 2nd Mark is: Your Practice!
c- Chapter 3 - The 3rd Mark is: Your Power!
d- Chapter 4 - The 4th Mark is: Your Peace!
James has shown us that our peace is disrupted by conflict - That ultimately all conflict comes from someone's conflict with the Lord!
That is why you must give the most attention to growing your relationship with the Lord - your most important relationship - that's where peace begins.
That peace is enhanced when you refuse to judge your brothers and sisters in Christ - your 2nd most important relationship.
4- Recite the Church Purpose!
James showing us how to have peace as we face the future - If you have no peace about your future -you have no peace.
(B) Ever noticed that we are obsessed with the future - we want to know what is going to happen next year - in the next decade - in the next century.
1- We have the Index of Leading Economic Indicators to predict our economic future
a- We have sociologists who predict the future of the family.
b- Medical researchers predicting the future of health care.
c- Politicians predicting the future of our nation.
2- We are totally preoccupied with the future.
a- People are pursuing every avenue imaginable to try to catch a glimpse of the future:
psychic hot lines are hotter and more popular than ever!
astrologers are being consulted in record numbers.
people read books - attend seminars - crowd into conferences - to try to gain some insight into the future.
b- All of this interest about the future is based on one misconception - one flaw - one mistake of reasoning -
c- That mistake is this: It is assumed that more k ...
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