Identifying Indicators of True Religion. (Part 3). (James 1:25-26)
My Proposition…… The person who trusts in church services and activities, sooner or later will expose his faithlessness with his mouth, because he does not have the INNER POWER to keep a tight rein on his tongue.
The Marks of True and Acceptable Religion… • Controlled SPEECH that displays a changed heart. >The TONGUE is the test of true religion. >The person who practices OUTWARD religion without inner control: ...DECEIVES himself and His religion is worthless.
• Sacrificial CARE for those in need. >They are in NEED. >We must not NEGLECT them.
• Clear SEPARATION from the ways of the world. >We are captivated by the GLORY of Christ. ...We see His SUPREMACY over the wealthy. ...We remember His SACRIFICE for the needy. >We are gripped by the GRACE of Christ. ...Christ reverses our STATUS in this world. ...Christ transforms our STANDARDS in this world. >We are devoted to the LAW of Christ. ...Favoritism DISRESPECTS man. ...Favoritism DISHONORS God Himself.