Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A New Year, a new you?

In 2009, we spent time talking about the 3 things that constantly get us into trouble:

Lust of the flesh - passion, pleasure; Lust of the eyes - possessions, materialism; and the Pride of life - position, status.

We all are tempted by them, even Christ. But unlike Him, we've all given in and been "infected" by them, poisoned by them so to speak. We need an antidote, a substance which can counteract the poisoning. Our faith tells us the cure is Christ and that as we grow in our attitude to be like Him, we become resistant to these poisons. But how do we grow towards that?

When Jesus was tempted, with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, He confronted all three with "it is written".

So we will "kick off" 2010 by going to "the written" and studying the book of James, which is a manual on becoming mature, complete, perfect…having the attitude of Christ.

Here's what we are asking you to do:

The book of James has 5 chapters and the month of January has 5 Sundays, so we will cover one chapter each Sunday during our services. Since there is so much in each chapter, we will only be able to hit on a couple of highlights each week.

Here's your part: we want you to make a commitment to get into God's word during this time by studying the book of James with us.

We will provide on-line tools (links, blogs, Facebook post), text updates, and people (Life Groups and study partners) who will help you do this.

Will you commit to join us in this journey?

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