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Jan 01, 2017

2016: Reflection for Growth

2016: Reflection for Growth

Passage: James 1:19-25

Speaker: Blake Dempsey

Keywords: deeper, goal, grow, growth, james, mirror, reflect, reflection, theology

Just like mirrors show us what we look like, we should use a theological mirror to see both how we look and where we've come from. With that in mind, we can set appropriate goals for the new year and life.

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.