Worship Preparation: October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

1. Read the sermon text: James 1:13-15

2. Read the sermon summary: In this passage James wants his readers to understand that though God tests his people, he never tempts them with an aim toward making them fall. Rather, temptations come from within... from our own sinful desires. Knowing the origin and process of these temptations will help us fight all the more against temptation and sin.

Jesus Christ, on the other hand, faced temptation from the devil and triumphed over him. Though Christ had no evil desires and was never led astray and enticed by sin, he suffered the result and punishment of sin which was due to sinners. And it is by this message of the gospel that sinners are forgiven of their sin and regenerated by the power of the Spirit to walk in the newness of life.

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

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

CCLI Song # 3350395
Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
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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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