Monday Re:Verse Blog – 9/6/2021

Re:Verse passage – James 1:13-18 (day one)

Join us as Senior Pastor Chris Johnson, Associate Pastor Aaron Hufty, and Associate Pastor Bryan Richardson walk us through James 1:13-18 in our New Fall Re:Verse Series: “JAMES – Authentic Faith.”

5 thoughts on “Monday Re:Verse Blog – 9/6/2021”

  1. Good job, even though you weren’t under Chris’ “watchful” eye! I especially appreciated you both making the distinction between trials and temptations. Have a great week!

  2. In considering Eve, and so to consider our own nature, I wonder if the lack of dialogue within herself or Adam has more to do with her desire for control or power (therefore already bent towards sin)? “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    When we open up that inner dialogue that is our step towards trusting God enough to even be willing to go there. We can see our desire and the sin that it could lead to. Don’t we avoid it because we know it may lead us away from sin and thus our desire? Maybe some humans are just naive and give in to sin haphazardly. At times I know that to be true, when we’re tired or hangry or too busy to really think through a situation or don’t control our anger. I know for me, my sin is that I’m more crafty than that and determined to be in control at times. I often reason subconsciously that if I do start that dialogue the Holy Spirit will guide me out of the temptation. So, I avoid that dialogue because I don’t really want to do the right thing. As I grow as a Christian I am much more likely to sit still and have those conversations with myself and God and to understand sin is death, but it took a long time to get to this place and I still act like brat who just wants her way at times. But, maybe that’s just me…😉 I praise God that even in our sin He loves us and is patient, knowing that each of us will get this lesson at different times along our path of sanctification.

  3. I believe both of you put into your own words and presented your own thoughts some very rich dynamics that scripture, not only the book of James, but of many passages, truly tries to convey! I thought of several people who I could never convince to sit and listen to this, that really need to sit and listen to it. Bravo to both of you!

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