Worship Preparation: October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

1. Read the sermon text: James 1:19-21

2. Read the sermon summary: In these verses James begins to introduce the theme of how faith works itself out in our horizontal relationships, for loving others is a vital aspect of living righteously before God. But James is after more than simply behavior modification. Rather, he asserts that what is most needed is to humbly receive the word of Christ, the gospel, which has been planted in our hearts. Only then, as this word produces fruit, will we begin to live righteously before God in our relationships with others.

3. Read the following song lyrics in relationship to the sermon:

When peace like a river
Attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
Thou hast taught me to say
It is well
It is well with my soul

It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul

Tho' Satan should buffet
Tho' trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ hath regarded
My helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood
For my soul

My sin O the bliss
Of this glorious tho't
My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross
And I bear it no more
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord O my soul

And Lord haste the day
When the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound
And the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well
With my soul

CCLI Song # 25376
Horatio Gates Spafford | Philip Paul Bliss
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 11078052

Preacher: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Daniel McDill

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