Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Augustine said, “The greatest good is wisdom.” Both Scripture and ancient philosophers placed a premium on wisdom, which, broadly defined, is not simply a matter of possessing knowledge of facts and truths, but of applying what we know to everyday life.

James tells us that the kind of wisdom a person possesses will be revealed by the kind of life he/she lives. In James 3:13-18 we discover once again the theme of faith, as James reveals that as a believer grows in their faith, that their maturity will be seen through
the wisdom they display. In these verses we will learn where real wisdom comes from.

Wisdom is not merely something which is intellectually understandable; it must be demonstrated practically in Christian lifestyle. Just as “works” proves the quality of one’s faith, so “good conduct” proves the quality of one’s wisdom. The wisdom that shows forth
“good conduct” is “wisdom that is from above” (v. 17).

Kent Hughes stated, “Being wise does not mean we understand everything that is going on because of our superior knowledge, but that we do the right thing as life comes along.” Should you really desire to have wisdom we are told in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be
given to him.

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