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Sermon Wrap-Up for February 17

Morning Audio Link is here

Evening Audio Link is here

Morning Outline & Video

James 1:9-15

Introduction:

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,

Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown

And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,

The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:

‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away:

(remember Ozymandias=Ramses II)

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I. The Situation

     A. Some are poor

     B. Some are wealthy

     C. All are frail

II. All will fade away

     A. Through the passage of time

     B. Through the impact of trial

III. Trials will come

     A. What do we have to lose when they come?

          1. The poor man

          2. The rich man

     B. Where do trials come from?

          1. Some from God

          2. Some from Satan

          3. Some from a sin-soaked world

IV. Responses to trials:

     A. Getting carried away

          1. Giving into our own desires

          2. Being destroyed

               This can be from anger, lust, gluttony, fear

     B. Standing Firm:

          1. Holding to the Lord God--seeking His wisdom!

          2. Perseverance---receiving the crown of victory

V. Actions:

     A. Salvation

     B. Service

     C. Study

     D. Sufficiency

Evening Outline and Video:

John 1

Major Emphasis: The Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ

I. His work in the Creation of all things

II. Fully and completely God

III. God in Flesh: The Dwelling Place of God in the fragile tent of human flesh

IV. Why?
A. To face death

B. To demonstrate obedience

C. To show humanity what God is truly like

V. So what?

A. Stop rejecting the love of God

B. Live like Jesus: understand the needs around you

C. Be present

D. Do not attempt to mail the faith in to others, but gather with

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