Bible Passage(s): James 3:13-18
Sermon Date: September 12, 2021
As a child of God we have a responsibility to be different than the world’s teachers. We are set apart to share the Good News of salvation through Jesus. We know that we’re not perfect and mess up. We say hurtful things to others. The difference is that we are sorry and repent of such behaviour. It is through the discipline of thoughtful words we can either build up or tear down one another.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.