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Unity in the Church - Developing an Inherent Mindset During Adversity

January 10, 2021 Speaker: Ray Mehringer

Topic: Church Unity Passage: James 1:1–1:4

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Lake Swan Camp, Melrose FL

Winter-Retreat-Sunday-Sermon

Outline

Propositional statement: We must develop an inherent quality of our mind and character so that during adversity our joy will be complete.

  1. Learn to develop the disposition of a servant. (James 1:1)
    • A servant is exclusively owned. (1 Corinthians 3:23
    • A servant must be useful to their master. (Job 1:21)
  2. We must have the deliberation of a theologian. (James 1:2)
    • We know and must remember that God will equip us. (Hebrews 13:31)
    • Knowledge of what adversity will bring must be based on the Word of God. (James 1:17)
  3. Train to have the determination of an athlete. (James 1:3,4)
    • We must strive, strain, and press to advance. (Philippians 3:12)
    • We must not leave anything behind. (Romans 6:12)

Resources

Winter Retreat Handbook