James: 1:19-27

We're on week 2 of our James learning series which emphasizes a faith that is not only in our hearts but manifests in our actions and behaviors. 

Deborah Metts, Fort Washington Community Group leader shares her thoughts and impression of this sermon.


How much of your life can you honestly say has been given completely over to God? If you’re anything like me, you are standing at about a cool 70% on good day.

For instance, you may be throwing your love life at His feet daily while your tithing discipline is a subject you won't approach. Or perhaps your public church life is stellar but your personal devotion times seem to always become mysteriously devoured by Netflix or the urge to sleep in. Sure, these are all simple examples but it is more often the small habits of our daily walk that we often compromise before God. It is the reluctance or flat out laziness towards making changes in these areas that keep us from reaping the benefits of becoming more Christ-like.

it is more often the small habits of our daily walk that we often compromise before God.

We learned this past Sunday that God seeks to capture and rebuild our complete identity, not just the parts we are comfortable handing over to Him. It is only through His restoration of our character and response that we can be truly used by Him to benefit each other and our surrounding community as we ought. So I challenge you to take a look at your life this week and identify an area that needs a little bit more light to shine in on it. What have you been reluctant to give to Him?