By Jady Stevens

Benchley, October 2, 2016

  • Acts 17:22-28
  • Big picture
    • II Corinthians 8:4-6
    • Acts 17:27
    • Ecclesiastes 12:13
    • Galatians 6:15
    • Ephesians 2:10
    • Matthew 22:36
  • James: real guidance on living as the new creation
    • What should I do about temptation?
      • James 1:13-18 – Our temptations do not come from God! Lust is real, but we cannot give in to it!
      • James 5:19-20 – Don’t give up if you sin!
    • What is true religion?
      • James 1:22-27 – Help orphans and widows and keep yourself unstained from the world.
      • Philippians 2:3-14 – Serve others without grumbling or disputing.
      • John 13:5
    • What does it mean to keep the law?
      • John 2:8
      • Luke 10:25-37
    • What is faith?
      • Hebrews 11:6
      • James 2:14-18 – We must actually do these works!
    • What is wisdom?
      • James 3:13 – You have to act on wisdom. It cannot purely be an intellectual exercise.
      • James 3:14-18 – There is more than one type of wisdom. There is a type of wisdom that is earthly and demonic.
    • What is the source of strife?
      • James 4:1-3
      • James 4:11
    • The results of fulfilling our purpose
      • Glorify God by doing what we were created to do. Psalm 148
    • The conclusion
      • Fear God and keep His commandments.
      • Let’s get to work!
        • Loving and serving Him.
        • Loving and serving others.

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