October 28, 2018 - Pastor Dallas Claypool
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October 28, 2018

Making Faith Real

  1. We need to be honest - to each other, to ourselves and to God

  2. Faith is who we are, it is what we do

  3. Align ourselves to the mirror of God's word

Pride vs. Humility

  • ​Pride - pleasure derived from ones own achievements, or of those we closely associate with

  • Humility - modest esteem of one's own importance

Pride feeds on goodness. Stay focused on Jesus and making our faith real. 

Main Verse:

James 4:1-12

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from your passions that wage war within you? 2 You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and wage war. You do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

4 You adulterous people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God. 5 Or do you think it’s without reason that the Scripture says: The spirit he made to dwell in us envies intensely?

6 But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says:

God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.

7 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be miserable and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

11 Don’t criticize one another, brothers and sisters. Anyone who defames or judges a fellow believer defames and judges the law. If you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Supporting Verses:

Hebrews 11:1

 Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.

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