Saturday, July 29, 2017
Jesus is the Example (07.30.17 Notes)
#LoveLikeJesus Week 5
Pastor Kris Freeman
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Scripture: James 1:19-25 (NLT)
19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
#LoveLikeJesus is a reminder that…
1. Jesus Forgives Sinners:
My prayer for others may not change THEM, but it always changes ME.
Forgiving someone won’t change the past, but it will change your future.
2. Jesus Serves:
Serving is not always about my actions. Serving starts with my attitude.
When you serve with the right heart, it’s not about you.
3. Jesus Feeds the Hungry:
Don’t reduce fellowship and worship to an electronic device, but make it about God and people!
You can be overlooked by being present. You can never be insignificant by being involved.
4. Jesus, Friend of Sinners:
If all your friends are already Christians, you’re not an evangelist. You’re just a cliche’.
5. Jesus is the Example to Follow:
To say is ok. To do is what’s true.