“Heavenly Wisdom” Sunday Service 2021 July 18 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Heavenly Wisdom

Scripture: James 3 : 13-18

Theme: Let this wisdom/mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus.

  1. Wisdom which loves & serves the _____________ _____________.
    1. Two symptoms: bitter jealous, selfish ambition.
    2. When Christians ignore the Lord, are willing to hurt others as the “cost of business” to get what they want, it exposes their wisdom’s source.
  2. Wisdom which loves & serves the _______________.
    1. It beautifies those it governs, with the beauty of holiness, v. 17.
    2. To encourage our growth in Christ & His wisdom, briefly ponder its flowering In believers’ lives.


Questions for Study:

  • A thumbnail definition of godly wisdom: using knowledge aright; using knowledge/skill to accomplish the Lord’s will.
  • How do the following examples reflect the wisdom James condemns: Genesis 3:1-6; II Samuel 13:1-6; Matthew 2:7-12?
  • How do James’ terms bitter jealousy, selfish ambition clue us in that the sinful self lies at the center of the sinful wisdom?
  • How does Romans 12:2 relate to James instruction on wisdom here?
  • How do the books of Proverbs and of Ecclesiastes?
  • What is the beginning of the wisdom from above? See Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10. Paul describes this a different way: Colossians 2:1-3.
  • How do godly wisdom’s qualities (vv. 13b, 17-18) Paul lists produce such helpful, loving fruit?