A Healthy Family of Faith

Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Text:  James 3:16—4:6
Sermon16  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
17  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
18  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
4:1  What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
2  You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
3  You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
4  You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5  Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
6  But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Sermon for Pentecost 18  

Should you wish to access Pastor Kerner’s sermon archive, you can do so at https://gslcsuffield.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/sermon-archive-2010-2011/

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 585 South St. (Route 75), Suffield CT 06078 USA  http://www.gslcsuffield.com

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