Standing Firm

James 1:12-18     Mike Armstrong    Sermon notes     Small group questions

There’s a ton of nonsense in my life. I am not sure how many times in a week I shake my head at something someone has done (or something I have done) that is just plain stupid. Frivolous lawsuits, inane television shows, silly YouTube videos, head-scratching government initiatives, crazy things that people around me do and say…so much nonsense!

What you and I need is less of that and more no-nonsense wisdom to live our lives in a way that rises above it all. What we are offered in the Word of God is an extraordinary life in Jesus Christ that promises more than we could ever imagine. And it comes to us so simply: “If any of you lacks wisdom [to live this often difficult and challenging life], let him ask God, who gives generously to all…” (James 1:5).