FAITH that Works
“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18 ESV
What we need is wisdom that comes down from Heaven.
Game Plan This Week:
- Review the sermon
o What were the main points?
o What points were most meaningful to you?
- Study/discuss the text
o From James 3:13-18, where true wisdom comes from.
o Agree or disagree: Wisdom can be shown; and it does not exist if it is not shown.
- Break into smaller groups and discuss these items:
o Why is it important that we seek God’s perspective in all that we face?
o When it comes to humility in our heart, is this a work of our own or is it a work of God? Explain your answer? How did Jesus, Paul and others in the Bible humble themselves in the midst of trials?
o How is taming our tongue tied to this passage and our heart condition?
- This week make a commitment to sit down often with God and discuss how you can live out wisdom.
o Contemplate on this question: What relationships do I need to show more wisdom?
o How does this passage change your prayer life?
o Continue to build on the daily habit of prayer this week.
o Ask God who are the three people that are not followers of Jesus that you need to begin praying for.
Communion: Will be observed on February 28th, 2021
Every Sunday at 10:00 service, we will be in-person with Bible stories, and other fun activities. Don't miss this opportunity to get together with other kids and celebrate Jesus together! Sign up here or contact Nancy@communityofgrace.com for more information.
This week, pray blessings over… 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Monday: Who your “three” will be.
Tuesday: Wisdom in your relationships
Wednesday: A desperation for humility
Thursday: Area pastors and church staff
Friday: President Biden and his cabinet
Saturday: Personal growth and endurance
Sunday: COG and our mission
Student Ministry: Winter Chill Event:
We are so excited to let you know of an amazing event that we have coming up for your student(s) called Winter Chill !
January 29th-January 31st
Please click here for more information and to register your student(s).
Parent Connect page, here.
Baptism Day: January 31st, 2021. (during service):
Love Baskets: Nicaragua Mission fundraising event:
Love baskets are a fun way to be part of the Nicaragua mission team. This annual fundraiser helps us minister with the gospel and with medical care to thousands of people on every trip. Each year we see God’s love move in a powerful way and hundreds who come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
No need to sign up – Just bring baskets as soon as you can! Baskets need to be on display for bidding by February 7th. Tables will be set up in the back and/or side walls.
Your Love Basket will be auctioned in a silent auction to conclude on Sunday, February 14th with all proceeds going to the Nicaragua Mission Trip. Thank you for supporting the mission in this special way!
Fit2Serve: Pedometer Heart Health Competition - February 1-28 (4 weeks) will be a 3-person team competition. Walk your way to better health and compete in a friendly way with your friends. You can sign up with me as a team or individually. Talk to me about deals on pedometers. Or use your smartwatch, Fitbit, etc... Sign up by Jan 31st by texting Carol B at 303-522-2293.
**Also, we are continuing with the 'weigh-in' Wednesday. Every Wednesday you can come weigh in or weigh yourself, then contact Carol to log your weight. It's a great way to receive encouragement, talk through challenges, and measure your journey in weight loss.
Outdoor Ministry: Whitewater Rafting is back this year! The best deals are found in February. Groups of 10 get an even better deal. We'll be going on Saturday, June 12th. Both beginner and intermediate. Call or text Carol B at 303-522-2293 for more information.
Men’s Tuesday Bible Study: February 2nd, 2021, 6:00 am (Zoom)
Men, do you need a place to be encouraged and challenged? Join Pastor Joel for a time of looking into God's Word and applying it to your life. We will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday mornings. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93991814344
Men’s Friday Bible Study: Friday mornings, 6:00 am-7:00 am. We'll be studying the book of Galatians using the Navigators' Life Change study guide. This is a 12-week series that will go deep into what it means to follow Christ. This group begins February 12th. Contact Karl Been for more information at 720.284.4750.
Women's Bible Workshop Study: Forgiving What you Can't Forget. Starts February 18th, 2021 6:30 pm. (Zoom)
We are excited to offer a 6-week workshop study, Forgiving What you Can't Forget by Lysa Terkeurst, which will reveal what Scripture says about forgiveness. This is a step by step process to free yourself from hurt, uncover emotional triggers, and more. We will read, journal and discuss Forgiving What you Can't Forget. Register here.
You are responsible for ordering your own book. An email will be sent after you register with the Zoom link. Feel free to email me, Anita Hammond, if you have any questions: email@example.com
Sunday Prayer Time:
Join us in corporate prayer on Sunday mornings via Zoom from 8:00 am - 8:30 am. The link and login is the same every week.
Meeting ID: 598 261 804