“The Gentleness of Wisdom” Scripture (James 3:13-18)  Sunday, July 22, 2018 

Call to Worship           

 

L:         According to the riches of God’s glory, may you be strengthened in your inner being.

 

P:         With power through the Holy Spirit, may Christ dwell in our hearts through faith!

 

L:         As you are being rooted and grounded in love, may you have the power to comprehend…

 

P:         The breadth and length and height and depth of Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge.

 

U:        God’s power is at work within us to accomplish abundantly far more than we can ask or imagine!

 

Scripture (James 3:13-18)            

                                   

Our reading comes from the letter of James. 

13Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.

14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth.

15Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish.

16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.

17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

 

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon:  “The Gentleness of Wisdom” Scripture (James 3:13-18)  Sunday, July 22, 2018

“The Gentleness of Wisdom”

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