James 1:26-27

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Are you religious?
Pure and genuine religion in the
sight of God the Father means caring
for orphans and widows in their
distress …
But if a widow has children or
grandchildren, these should learn first of
all to put their religion into practice by
carin...
A father to the fatherless, a defender
of widows,
 is God in his holy
dwelling.
Learn to do right; seek
justice.
 Defend the
oppressed.
Take up the cause of the
fatherless;
 plead the case of the
widow.
He was despised and rejected by
mankind,
 a man of suffering, and
familiar with pain.
Like one from whom
people hide their...
Are you religious?
Pure and genuine
religion in the sight
of God the Father
means caring for
orphans and widows
in their distress …

Opportun...
Pure and genuine
religion in the sight
of God the Father
means caring for
orphans and widows
in their distress …

Response...
Pure and genuine
religion in the sight
of God the Father
means caring for
orphans and widows
in their distress …

Communit...
Pure and genuine
religion in the sight
of God the Father
means caring for
orphans and widows
in their distress …

Purposef...
External standard
Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that
you are a prophet. Our ancestors
worshiped on this mountain, but you
Jews claim that...
Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe
me, a time is coming when you will
worship the Father neither on this
mountain nor in Jeru...
Yet a time is coming and has now come
when the true worshipers will worship the
Father in the Spirit and in truth, for the...
External standard
Inward Change
. . . Humbly accept the word
planted in you, which can
save you.
Do not merely listen to the
word, and so deceive
yourselv...
If you claim to be religious but
don’t control your tongue, you
are fooling yourself, and your
religion is worthless.
Pure and genuine religion in the
sight of God the Father means caring
for orphans and widows in their
distress andrefusing...
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Religion

  1. 1. James 1:26-27 Follow slides on your mobile device: summervillechurchofchrist.com go to PODCASTS
  2. 2. Are you religious?
  3. 3. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress …
  4. 4. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
  5. 5. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
 is God in his holy dwelling.
  6. 6. Learn to do right; seek justice.
 Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
 plead the case of the widow.
  7. 7. He was despised and rejected by mankind,
 a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
 he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
  8. 8. Are you religious?
  9. 9. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress … Opportunity not an obligation
  10. 10. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress … Response not a Recognition
  11. 11. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress … Community not condescension
  12. 12. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress … Purposeful not an evangelistic strategy
  13. 13. External standard
  14. 14. Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
  15. 15. Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
  16. 16. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
  17. 17. External standard Inward Change
  18. 18. . . . Humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Application not just agreement
  19. 19. If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
  20. 20. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress andrefusing to let the world corrupt you.
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