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A Humble (and Unlikely) Servant of Christ

August 5, 2018 Speaker: Jason Wegener Series: James

Topic: AM Service Passage: James 1:1–1

The book of James is a very practical book that helps us to understand what it is to live as believers in a world that is often hostile to us. The brother of our Lord Jesus was likely the author of the book of James. While he had initially rejected Christ and His message, He later became a leader in the church at Jerusalem and wrote this most helpful book. James was A Humble (and unlikely) Servant of Christ (James 1:1). This helps us to identify with him and his book. We are all unlikely servants. Apart from God’s grace, we have no right to the blessings of Christ. Yet, by God’s grace, we as His people, have been called, redeemed, justified, and adopted into God’s family. James helps us to see that we are being sanctified and made steadfast by God’s grace and through our trials. James gives us A Faith That Works.

I. The Humility of the Servant of Christ
A. Reflected in the author
B. Reflected in the text
C. Should be reflected in every believer

II. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
A. He is Lord
B. He is Jesus
C. He is Christ 

III.  The Unity of the Church of Christ
A. We are the people of God
B. We are in the wilderness 

Questions for consideration:  (1) Does the grace that is ours in Christ tend to make you arrogant or humble? Do you spend time daily reflecting upon the worth of Christ and your own unworthiness?  (2) Do you recognize Christ as Lord, Master, and the One who has every right to direct your life and ways? (3) What difference does it make to view the Christian walk as being in the wilderness with all the accompanying battles and trials?

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