Sermon Notes 2022 09 25 AM

September 25, 2022 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#7 in series)

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Undivided: The Great Equalizer, a Wonderful Opportunity, and an Important Question We All Need to Answer

 

James 1:9-11

 

James confronts the unethical __ of Christians and shows how wisdom and spiritual __ are essential for right living.

How does a person gain spiritual maturity and wisdom?

We gain both in the context of __.
There is purpose in the __.

 

The Christian life is not a call to __ and spiritual __.

 

We're called to live as salt and light so that the __ may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

 

There has to be something about our lives that is __ and __ if unbelievers are to glorify our Father who is in heaven.

 

A more comprehensive picture of spiritual maturity is found in Ephesians 2:8-10.

  • God’s first work of grace is __.

That’s the work God does __ us.

  • God’s second work of grace is __.

That’s the work God does __ us.

  • God’s third work of grace is __.

That’s the work God does __ us.

 

Reflection:

Are you glorying in, rejoicing in, or praising God in your trial?