Becoming Doers of God’s Word

James 1:22

Central Theme:  God gives us success when we stand up for Him.

Introduction–After Hurricane Frances and Jean that hit Vero Beach, Florida, the street signs were all twisted.  Many of the street signs are gone–almost all are turned the wrong way. These street signs say the right things but you can’t see them because they are down on the ground or they are turned the wrong way.  Sometimes our lives get twisted and we become people who don’t do what God wants.

I.     Have a member Read James 1:22.

A. The Apostle Paul wrote about faith and grace.  He said they are God’s free gift.  That is true.

              1. Some people said, “If God’s grace is free and we get God’s grace when we sin.  We should sin more.”  This is false

2.  James wrote to straighten out this bad treaching.

3.  James said, “You are not only to listen to God‘s word but you are to do the things you hear in the Bible.

A. Many Sundays I hear the sermon–because I give it–and I think this is good but I’m not doing what God’s word teaches me.

II.     We are to be ACTION people.

A. We are to listen to God  AND we are to DO what He says.

1.  We hear, God is love–so we should love the people you meet each day.

2.  Too often, we leave the worship service; and then we fight over a piece of cake or a chair.

3.  God says, “Feed the poor”–therefore, we should help to get food to people who need it.  One of our members gave money to Special Gathering to help with the expenses of evacuating from the hurricane area.

III.     God wants us to be ACTION people.

A. We are to be loving, caring, giving people.

Conclusion–James said that we are to do the things we hear about.  We are not to just listen.  We are to be ACTION people.