by Wayne Hinson

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Areas Of Our Lives That Need Addressing (9 of 10)
Series: Living Right For The Redeeming Lord
Wayne Hinson
James 1:22-25

I. The Casualty Of Careless Hearing
A) Occupying
1. Loading Our Mind
2. Landing In Our Mind
3. Locking Our Mind
B) Observing
C) Obligating
II. The Concern For Careful Heeding
A) Understanding The Truth
B) Undergirding The Truth
C) Undertaking The Truth
III. The Casting Of Complete Happiness
A) Continuance
B) Containment
C) Contentment

Intro: The Holy Ghost has been masterful in His inspiration to the mind and soul of James, to not only declare the facts of the Word of Truth in verse 18, but He has so skillfully declared to us, how we are to receive this truth. Verse 18 deals with our intital solution, whereas these four verses deal with our involved seperation. First and foremost, we must hear the Word of God, then we must heed the Word of God. In this study of verses 22-25, James carefully disects and defines every fine detail concerning our classroom experience of hearing and heeding God's Word. It is as if he is fine tuning us so that we can be at the peak output, while running this race of life on earth as a child of God. We further notice:

I. The Casualty Of Careless Hearing (verses 22-23)
The human body is equipped with five major senses, and spiritual hearing involves and incorporates the use of three of these five senses. In order for us to successfully hear God's Word, we must utilize the following steps:

A) Occupying
Unfortunately, we are seeing a vast amount of willful ignorance of the Word of God, among those who claim to be children of God. A famous statesman once commented, in regard to communism, "How can you fight against something, if you do not know what it is, or what it looks like"? That statement fits in extremely well with verse 22. What James is strongly indicating to us, is that casual hearing of the Word of God always produces casualties. When I was growing up in ...

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