James 1:17-22

Tom Harding

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.

How should we hear the gospel when it is preached? God gives us some excellent instruction on how to hear the Word in the book of James (James 1: 17-22).

My encouragement to all of us is to hear the Word, believe it, receive it, rejoice in it, respond to it, and to obey it. May God be pleased to give us needed grace to hear Him speak.

God's word are words of LIFE – I Peter 1:23
God's word are words of TRUTH – Rom. 3:4
God's word are words of GRACE – John 1:16-17
God's word are words of POWER – Heb. 4.12
God's word are words of LIGHT – 1 Cor. 4:6
God's word are words of NOURISHMENT– John 5:35

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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