Wiser than Words James 3:13-18
Introduction: Just how wise are you?
Wisdom is a way of living, not a body of knowledge (3:13).
The Way of the World/The Habits of Hell:
The wisdom of the world is self-centered and divisive (3:14-16).
Character: ______________ and _______________ (v.14)
Source: __________, _________, and ___________ (v. 15)
Results: __________ and _____________________ (v.16)
The Way of the Wise/The Habits of Heaven:
The wisdom of God is other-centered and peaceful (3:17-18).
Character: _______, __________, ________, ___________, _____________, __________, _________________ (v. 17b)
Results: _____________ and __________________ (v.18)
Conclusion: Let’s be honest!
In the midst of trials you demonstrate your wisdom by how you live
not by what you say.
- Monday: Ephesians 4:1-6
- Tuesday: Philippians 1:27-28
- Wednesday: Galatians 5:16-26
- Thursday: Matthew 5:1-12
- Friday: James 4:1-10
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- I will take an inventory of my life and see if it is characterized more by chaos or peace.
- I will commit to being more other-centered with _____________________________.
- I will pray each day this week that my focus will be on God and others instead of myself.
New to Fellowship? We’re so glad you’re here today. Inside the bulletin you will find a Connection Card. Please fill it out and bring it to the Connection Center in the atrium where you will receive a welcome gift as well as answers to any questions you may have about the different ministries here at Fellowship.
Easy Giving for Faithful Stewardship Your faithful giving opens doors for the Gospel locally and around the world. Please consider using one of our electronic options to continue supporting the work and ministry of Fellowship during the summer. Stop by the Connection Center or go to www.fellowshipconway.org/give to sign up. To sign-up for EFT (no fees for you or Fellowship) email Lesta, our financial bookkeeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Nicaragua Info Meeting Sunday, July 17, following second service. Fellowship’s Legacy continues this Fall as we send a team to Puerto Cabezas, October 8-15. We will have teams doing community outreach as well as teaching English in a Christian school. Interested in being part of the legacy? Come hear more about the trip and how God can use your gifts and talents to impact Nicaragua. For more information, contact Nicaragua team leader, Tommy Walker at email@example.com.
Nicaragua Fund Raiser You can help provide meals at the Nicaragua Bible Institute. Grab a “utensil” from the table at the Connection Center June 19 and 26 and make a donation to help pay for a concrete slab in the outdoor kitchen at the Bible Institute.
Summer Book Club “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker, 3-week book club (July 7, 14, 21) at the home of Jordan Kraynik Mays, 3155 Cleburne Cove. Sign up at the Connection Center or at Jkray6490@gmail.com.
Progressive Dinner Ready to make some memories as we go from house to house enjoying good food and great company? The Girlfriends ministry is doing a progressive dinner, Tuesday, July 26 from 6:30-9:00 PM. All homes are in Jefferson Place subdivision and walking distance from one another. Hosts for the evening are Char Strickland (starting home at #3 West Point) serving appetizers, Paige Revis, main course, and Alicia Gough, dessert and swimming. More details to come!
IFO Hosting this Summer We are looking for American families who can be friends for students from Nepal and Japan and for families who can host Hendrix International students for one night on July 9th. Families who are interested can contact Miseon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-205-9207.
Fellowship Summer Mission Trips
Pray for the teams and their families this summer.
• Czech – June 27- July 12
• Costa Rica – July 30 – August 7
• Home Church Launch – August 13
• Fellowship Kids Fall Kick Off – August 14
• FSM Midweek Kick Off – August 24
• Girlfriends Fall Bible Study – Sept 13 – Nov. 15
• Men’s 33 Study Vol. 5 – Sept 13 – October 18
• Nicaragua Fall Mission Trip – October 8-15
• Women of Faith Video Conference- October 21, 22
• OCC Collection Week – November 14-21
July 1 – June 12, 2016
Weekly Budget Needs $21,577
Giving for 06/05/16 22,258
Giving for 06/12/16 15,242
Year to Date Needed 1,077,296
Year to Date Giving 1,080,370
Over (Under) Budget 3,074