Bridge Church Madisonville
August 27th Worship Gathering with Bridge Church Madisonville
Connect with God, with Friends, with a Mission Greater than Yourself. Join us at 10am on Sunday's at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville to make your life changing connections.
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  • Bridge Madisonville
    133 Mabel Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447, USA
    Domingo 10:00 AM
This Fall, we're taking on an extended study of the Book of James called Pressure Points. In our history, Bridge Church has done whole book studies of Nehemiah, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Jonah, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John. James is a great book for people at all levels of Spiritual Maturity. Looking forward to digging in this Fall.

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The Real Thing Pressure Points, Part 1 | Intro to the Book of James

Background:
- Written by James, the brother of Jesus around AD 45
- James may have not been a believer in Jesus as Messiah until after the resurrection
- Written to counteract a belief that Christians had no responsibility to grow and serve.
- Definitive description of the relationship between faith and works in the Christian life.
- James was martyred in AD 62.

James’ concern was Real Faith vs. Dead Faith. And he gives us 11 key what I’m calling pressure points to tests our faith.

How Does Your Faith Respond to Certain Pressures and Conditions? Our hearts response determines spiritual life and maturity and a path to spiritual health.

In Spiritual Growth, the needle is the word of God and the will of God, and it probes our hearts and souls to create the conditions for life and spiritual health.

Some of the challenges: Is my faith real, alive, active?Am I maturing, growing, moving forward in faith? Does my life demonstrate the character of someone who Christ indwells? If not, how can I get on track for spiritual growth?
The Problem with Problems (verse 2)

>> They are INEVITABLE. “whenever”

>> They are UNPREDICTABLE. “you fall into”

>> There are MANY KINDS. “Various trials”


The Profit in Problems (verses 3-4)

>> They PURIFY my FAITH. “the testing of your faith”

>> They PRODUCE STAYING POWER. “Produces endurance”

>> They PERFECT my CHARACTER. “so that you may be mature”



How can I have joy when I have so many problems? (verses 5-12)

1. See all of life through GOD’S EYES. verse 5

2. Close the door on DOUBT. verse 6-8

3. Place your IDENTITY in CHRIST. verse 9-11

4. Place your HOPE in GOD’S PROMISES. verse 5, 12


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Worship through Giving

God desire for us to give regularly, sacrificially, & cheerfully. Giving helps our hearts affections. Jesus said, "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Luke 12:34. Giving also assures that the Gospel continues to spread through the Church (Ephesians 3:10).

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