by Ernest Easley

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Welcoming the Word (3 of 14)
Series: Christianity in Shoeleather
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
James 1:21-27
August 5, 2007

We are picking up where we left off last time together in James 1 as Pastor James continues taking the truth of scripture and in simple words .. helps us to apply them in our lives.
Now as you're finding the book of James .. I want to thank all of our Sunday School leaders for all that you do. Today we are beginning a new Sunday School year and I want to encourage you to get involved in Sunday School.
In fact .. your experience here at Roswell Street Baptist Church will be greatly enhanced if you will get involved in Sunday School. You will enjoy the fellowship and Bible study and appreciate the ministry that takes place in those small groups.
For more information about the many Sunday School options we have .. you will find a Sunday School representative in the crossing that can answer any questions that you might have. And don't you appreciate the leadership of Tom Jones, our Minister of Education? Tom not only leads our Sunday School .. he also takes care of our facilities and leads that staff as well. When you see Tom in the hallways .. take a minute and thank him for all that he does.
Now beginning in chapter 1.18 .. James is talking about the Word of God. How God uses His Word in our lives to save us and strengthen us! That's why we need to do all we can to help get God's Word into the hands of people.
Muslims .. Gideons .. Children .. Babies
And how we need to continue getting into the Word and allowing the Word get into us! The Psalmist put it this way in Psalm 119.11-12, "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O LORD. Teach me Your statutes."
In fact .. when it comes to welcoming God's Word .. James tells us in chapter 1.21 to ".. receive the word with meekness the implanted word ..." And the word he uses here that's translat ...

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