How to Live

Fall 2020 Sermon Series

Series Overview


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In the church today, we are pretty good at telling people what they should do, but we are not nearly as proficient at telling them how they should do it. To correct that deficiency, this study of James will help us understand “how to live” so we can put our beliefs into action.

Sermon videos, study guides, pastor's notes and other content will be compiled here throughout this series. For further study content, please visit our Grow in Christ page. 

Week 1: Introduction

In his short New Testament letter, James focused on how followers of Christ should put their faith into practice. He answers the question: How is salvation demonstrated? By action.

His primary message is two-fold and is communicated explicitly in verses 1:22-25 NLT. It is summed up like this:

Christian living requires us to both KNOW and DO what needs to be done.

Study Resources:
>> Pastor's Notes (blog)
>> Individual/Group Study Guide (PDF)
>> Pastors' Bible Study (video)

 

 

Week 2: How to Live with Patience

In order to live the Christian life, we have to learn to exercise patience. James gives us some practical advice on how to live with patience. As we’ll discover throughout James’ letter, the Christian life is to be lived in cooperation with God. We both have a part to play.

Study Resources:
>> Pastor's Notes
>> Individual/Group Study Guide
>> Pastors' Bible Study (video)

 

Week 3: How to Live in Victory

According to scripture, life is a series of tests. Last week we studied trials – challenges that come upon us from the outside – and we discovered that when we patiently endure them and depend on God to get us through them, we grow in maturity.
 
This week we are looking at temptations - a different kind of test - and learning methods for living in victory over the temptation we face. 
 

Study Resources:
>> Pastor's Notes (blog)
>> Individual/Group Study Guide (PDF)