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True Religion - James 1:1 - 5/9/2021


mighty to save

Ev’ryone needs compassion

Love that's never failing

Let mercy fall on me

Ev’ryone needs forgiveness

The kindness of a Saviour

The hope of nations

Saviour He can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save

Forever Author of salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me

All my fears and failures

Fill my life again

I give my life to follow

Ev’rything I believe in

Now I surrender

Shine your light and let the whole world see

We're singing

For the glory of the risen King


Shine your light and let the whole world see

We're singing

For the glory of the risen King

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alive in you

From beginning to the end

All my life is in Your hands

This whole world may hold me down

But it can never drown You out

I'm not merely flesh and bone

I was made for something more

You are God You're the Great I Am

Breath of life I breathe You in

Even in the fire I'm alive in You

You are strong in my brokenness

Sovereign over ev'ry step

Even in the fire

I'm alive I'm alive in You

Through the dark I hear Your voice

Rising up I will rejoice

For I was lost but now I'm found

'Cause even death can't hold You down

It's no longer I who live

But Christ who lives within me

Christ who lives within me

From beginning to the end

You deserve the glory

You deserve the glory

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jesus lord of heaven

Jesus Lord of heaven

I do not deserve

The grace that You have given

Or the promise of Your Word

Lord I stand in wonder

Of the sacrifice You've made

With mercy beyond measure

My debt You freely paid

Your love is deeper than any ocean

Higher than the heavens

Reaches beyond the stars in the sky

Jesus Your love has no bounds

Your love has no bounds

Your love is deep

Your love is wide

Your love is great

Your love is high

Your love is all we'll ever need

Your love is all we'll ever need

© 2005 Philip Wickham and Thirsty Moon River Publishing CCLI Song # 4176073 -- CCLI License # 2450133 


Work Day
Discipleship We've been learning about discipleship on Sunday mornings, come on a Sunday evening to get a deeper look at the "how" of discipleship. 5 pm on Sunday 5/16 at Shoreline.

True Religion - James 1:1 - Pastor Ed Compean

Have right belief, do right action.

Intro: Orthodoxy is right belief, and orthopraxy is the resulting right actions. The New Testament letter of James is a very practical primer for Christ-followers to push into orthodoxy and orthopraxy, that is to have true belief leading to true actions. We’ll come to see this is true religion, which is the theme of our journey through this letter, which could also be called a practical primer for followers of Christ. 

I. True Belief

  1. The resurrected Jesus specifically went to James —because James needed to wrestle with who he believed Jesus was.
  2. What do you believe about Jesus?
  3. How do you know the things you believe about Jesus?
  4. If you find you have wrong belief, will you make a change?

Cross References: 1 Corinthians 15:7

II. True Actions

  1. James is a letter full of radical truths, which were also familial truths for James.
  2. James understood Jesus did not abolish law and religion, but elevated religion to something greater than mere rule-following.

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis

Cross References: James 1:2 & Matthew 5:11-12; James 3:18 & Matthew 5:7

III. True Religion

  1. The question is not if we should be religious; that is a given. The question is if our religion is useful and not deceptive.
  2. True belief will be expressed in true religion in our true and living God.

Cross References: James 1:26

Takeaway: James is a letter from a man who chose to be a slave to His Lord. It is a letter of practical wisdom based on the words of our living Lord Jesus —particularly His Sermon on the Mount. This letter elevates dead religious laws and rules to true actions. James is a letter spurring followers of Christ to put their right belief into right action. We call that true religion.

i surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender

All to Him I freely give

I will ever love and trust Him

In His presence daily live

I surrender all

I surrender all

All to Thee my blessed Savior

I surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender

Humbly at His feet I bow

Worldly pleasures all forsaken

Take me Jesus take me now

All to Jesus I surrender

Make me Savior wholly Thine

Let me feel the Holy Spirit

Truly know that Thou art mine

All to Jesus I surrender

Lord I give myself to Thee

Fill me with Thy love and power

Let Thy blessing fall on me

All to Jesus I surrender

Now I feel the sacred flame

O the joy of full salvation

Glory glory to His name

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Elements are available in the front near the stage inside, or by the flagpole outside.

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Oh How I need you

Lord I find You in the seeking

Lord I find You in the doubt

And to know You is to love You

And to know so little else

Oh I need You

Oh how I need You

Oh how I need You

Oh how I need You

Lord I find You in the morning

Lord I seek You ev'ry day

Let my life be for Your glory

Woven in Your threads of grace

Oh oh oh oh

Light glorious light I will go where You shine

Break the dawn crack the skies

Make the way bright before me

In Your light I will find

All I need all I need is You

© 2012 Integrity's Praise! Music

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