IN REFLECTION

Last Sunday's message looked at the necessity of controlling the tongue in James 3:1-12. James informs of the power of the tongue, the destruction it can cause, and how it can reveal spiritual hypocrisy. The good news is that Christ atones for sins of the tongue and gives us the power to change. Let's seek to offer ourselves as instruments of righteousness to God this week.

Listen to "Dealing with Idolatrous Desires"

Small groups - be sure to check the sermon post each week for discussion questions and points for prayer.

PREPARING TO HEAR

Continuing the theme of our conflicts with one another, James moves from diagnosing the problem to exhorting us on how we must behave. Read James 4:11-12 and think through these questions:

  • What does it mean to "judge?" Does James use this word the same way our culture does?
  • How do these exhortations apply to discipleship, discernment, confrontation, and church discipline?
  • What is the basis for James' instruction?

Please pray that despite the challenges of livestreaming, God's word would be heard with clarity and without distraction. Pray that we all would have attentive and open hearts to receive God's truth and that good fruit would be produced in us.

PREPARING TO SING

Here are the songs we will be singing this week. We hope that despite the limitations of worshiping at home, you will prepare your heart to sing praise to our Savior and give him the glory he so richly deserves.

We plan to have the lyrics on the screen, but they can also be found on our website.