Sunday, November 12, 2017

James 1:22-24 NIV 2011

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

 

James was a brother of Jesus. Jesus’ appeared to James after His resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:7, “Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.” As a pastor, he took his ministry to the people of Jerusalem after Stephen was martyred to encourage them. He continually pressed the people to put feet to their faith. Knowing God’s Word, Christians needed to make a permanent change in their life that reflected Christ. James 2:14, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?” Believers mirror Jesus faithfully walking with Him.

 

Part of today’s sermon, Acts 13:2, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” They were doers of the Word. Nothing will stop those called by God to share the Gospel. More than three years ago God called me to share His Word. God consistently provides all I need to faithfully write for Him and nothing will stand in the way of completing each daily. Spotlighting Christ every day I write reflects His light.

 

What hallmarks do doers of the Word exhibit?

 

Mirroring Jesus together,

S

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