Wellington Church (OLD)

The Believer's Purpose for Bible Study

Sermon Scripture:

James 1:19-25

English Standard Version (ESV)

19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

 22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Sermon Outline:

I. How We Listen to God's Word   

A. R_________________ Filthiness and Excess Wickedness   

B. R_________________ with Meekness (prauteti)    

C. R_________________ (Implanted) Word is Able to Save Your Soul

II. How We Leave God's Word   

A. Not as a M____ Who Merely P_____ (katanoesen)   

B. But as a M____ Who P________ (parakupsas) Intently   

C. In the P____________ Law of Liberty We P____________________

III. Why We Read God's Word   

A. The B________ Q____________________ of Life are Answered               

1. Ontology               

2. Epistemology               

3. Morality   

B. The History of God's P______ and Man's P__________________ are Revealed   

C. The Truth about Our R________________________________ with God is Discovered   

D. The A____________________ of God Intensify Our Love for Him   

E. The C____________________ of the Christian is Etched upon His Life

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