Meadows Church
Propelled: A Study in James - Propelled to Maturity
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  • Meadows Church
    3001 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Meadows Protocol
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Beginning Sunday June 6th, we are no longer requesting masks as part of our protocol. If you would like to wear a mask your for own personal protection, you are welcome to do so.

We still ask you to be responsible; be respectful and be eternal in how you are responding to those around you as we continue to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.
Propel: to drive, push, or cause to move
in a particular direction
The driving concept of the series is faith; a faith that works in all areas of one’s life. A faith that works on me as well as through me. A faith that propels me to live out the will of God. Biblical faith; not just believing hard for God to do what I want him to. The atmosphere of heaven is faith and the better we learn to think, act, respond, live by faith in this life, the closer we are to experiencing the complete will of God as it will be in heaven. Faith is what propels us in this life to grasp, believe and live out the will of God on earth as it is in heaven.
1. We are propelled to spiritual maturity by valuing soul growth and development.
- “mature and complete, not lacking anything”
(James 1:4b)

The capacity question (Ephesians 3:19)

Where are you on the spiritual gulp scale?
2. We are propelled to spiritual maturity by responding biblically to life’s hardships.
- “Consider it pure joy . . . whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:1-4a)
- God’s commitment to every believer (Romans 8:28-31)

Have you “hardship-proofed” your life? (1 Timothy 1:18-19)

3. We are propelled to spiritual maturity by seeking wisdom from God.
- “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God” (James 1:5-8)
- The Gibeonite stain (2 Samuel 21)

...how to know what you don’t know...

4. We are propelled to spiritual maturity by cultivating an eternal perspective.
- “Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.” (James 1:9-10)
- Eternal eyes (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Do you know how to toggle between the temporal and the eternal?

5. We are propelled to spiritual maturity by resisting temptation.
- “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial . . . 13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." (James 1:12-13)
- The pivotal role of the cross in spiritual development (Galatians 5:24)
Benediction Blessing
May you develop a clear and compelling vision
of spiritual growth and maturity for your life.
May you desire discernment over deliverance
when times are tough.
May you become proficient in toggling between
the temporal and the eternal.
May you recognize, resist and reject
all of Satan’s temptations to your soul.
And may you be filled to the measure of all
the fullness of God.