Hearing the Word must be followed by obedience. With the Word of God implanted in our hearts, it must sprout, grow, and bear fruit. Putting the seed in the ground is not the goal. Bearing fruit from the planted seed is the goal. In the same way, listening to the Word is not the goal. Obeying what we have heard is the goal. We are deceiving ourselves if we think listening is enough for righteousness.
This series, based on the book of James, explores how to be a doer of the Word. There are many in the Lord’s body who want to tell others what to do or always have a great idea. But who are the people who are listening? Who are the people that are doing? James is going to note this problem to help us construct a Godly life!
Is God always good? What about those times of pain and suffering? Even during difficult times, God wants to reassure you; he wants you to have hope and favor. Throughout history, many successful men and women are described as having God’s favor – but what does that mean? Favored people get special treatment and benefits that others don’t get. When you have God’s favor, you are his favorite. God’s goodness and favor toward you isn’t based on your performance – it’s based on what Jesus already did for you. In this series, you’ll learn how to have God’s favor on your life by trusting Him. Discover how God’s goodness is the answer to worry, regret, indecision, emotional pain, and fear.