James: From Skeptic To Servant

Scripture: The Book of James

James (the brother of Jesus) had moved from skeptic to identifying himself as a servant.

True faith changes our identity.

How we identify ourselves determines the actions we take. Your true identity has a bias toward action.

When you identify yourself as a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, there becomes a physicality to your spirituality.

Questions:

  • Where do you find your identity?
  • Where do you need to move from “belief” to “action”?

 

Wisdom For Work – Part 2

Scripture: Proverbs 15:32

Procrastination: It will lesson my pressure, when in fact, it will lesson my progress.

Draw & Respect 3 Life Lines:

  1. The Dream Line
  2. The Duty Line
  3. The Deadline

What is procrastination costing you?

Put off procrastination! What’s your next step?

Wisdom For Work – Part 1

Scripture: Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 12:11, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 13:11, Matthew 5:14, Colossians 3:23

In a Word: Diligence
In a Formula: Diligence = Excellence / Time
In a Sentence: God pours out his aver on all those who work diligently.

Matthew 5:14 – Excellence brings glory to God.
Colossians 3:23 – Excellence gives evidence of your primary audience.
Matthew: 5:41 – Excellence goes the second mile.

Proverbs 22:29 – “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men.”

Excellence is treating unknown men like they’re kings.

Get Wisdom

Speaker: Pastor Miles Welch

Proverbs 4:7 – “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

Wisdom unlocks the ability to make good decisions.

Decisions -> Direction -> Destiny

Process for getting wisdom; Ask yourself:

  • What is true? Knowledge
  • Why is it true? Understanding (insight)
  • What do I do? Wisdom

Don’t make decisions based on feelings, wants, or emotions, use wisdom.

Words for age groups:

  • Young – Press
  • Middle – Pause
  • Older – Possible

The Angst of Temper and Tongue

Matthew 5:21 and 22 – PK unravels the meaning behind these verses in today’s message The Angst of Temper and Tongue as he examines the cost of venomous words to others AND ourselves and how to triumph over the tongue—not by abiding BY a list of rules, but by abiding IN Jesus Himself.