Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am

We live in a very religious world.  Carl Marx once stated, “religion is the opium of the people.”  In other words, people are going to worship something or someone, regardless of whether it is right or wrong.  James 1:26-27 tells us that there are religious people that are not acceptable to God, even in protestant, evangelical churches, and there is a “pure and undefiled religion” which God approves.

There will be many that will spend their whole lives being very religious and end up wasting their time, because their efforts were not from a heart aligned with God.  That is the precise point that James makes when he says, “If anyone among you thinks (or imagines) he is religious” (v. 26).  He is saying that the one who lives this way is doing everything they do in self-deception, which is the easiest kind of deception, because we all tend have an inflated opinion of ourselves.

So how do we know if our religion is right and acceptable to God?  That is what we will discover in James 1:26-27, in our message “Religious?”.

Other Sermons in this Series

Prone to Wander

January 5, 2020

Praying for the Sick

December 15, 2019

When Life Happens, Pray!

December 8, 2019

Be Patient. He Is Coming!

November 24, 2019

Money Matters

November 17, 2019

Life Is Really Short

November 10, 2019

Who Elected You Judge?

November 3, 2019

A Case for Humility

October 27, 2019

The Pursuit of Pleasure

October 20, 2019

Where Real Wisdom Comes From

October 13, 2019

The Meanest Member of the Body

October 6, 2019

Real Faith Works

September 29, 2019

No Place for Partiality

September 22, 2019


September 15, 2019

God Is Good. All the Time.

September 8, 2019

Conquering Temptation

September 1, 2019

Your Perspective From Your Position

June 23, 2019