CCC Service
Weekend Worship | September 17
“Road to Completion: Engages the Word by Receiving" | September 17 | James 1:19-21
Locations & Times
  • Central Christian Church
    2900 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM
• Genesis 4:1-10 – Cain towards his brother Abel
• Exodus 2:11-12 – Moses kills an Egyptian
• Numbers 20:10-12 – Moses strikes the rock twice
• Numbers 22:22-33 – Balaam and his donkey
• John 18:4-11 – Peter cuts off an ear
The religious leaders became very angry with Jesus

• Mark 3:1-6 – Jesus heals a withered hand on the Sabbath day
• Luke 15:1-2 – Jesus was criticized for eating with sinners
• Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus forgives a paralyzed man’s sins
• Matthew 21:12-13 – Jesus clearing the temple of the money changers/sellers
• Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus challenges their traditions & emphasis on outward rituals while neglecting matters of the heart
What if they had been quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger?
1. We must engage the Word by being quick to listen
2. We engage the Word by being slow to speak
What does the Bible say about being slow to speak?
1. We must engage the Word by being quick to listen
2. We engage the Word by being slow to speak
3. We engage the Word by being slow to anger
What happens to our bodies when we become angry...
1. Amygdala Activation
2. Hypothalamus Activation
3. Adrenaline Release
4. Cortisol Release
5. Increased Heart Rate & Blood Pressure
6. Muscle Tension
7. Dilated Pupils
8. Heightened Senses
9. Emotional Experience
When we experience calmness or meditation…
1. Activation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System
2. Decreased Heart Rate & Blood Pressure
3. Reduced Muscle Tension
4. Enhanced Digestion
5. Balanced Hormones
6. Improved Mood
7. Focused Breathing
8. Brain Changes
9. Cognitive Effects
10. Stress Reduction
Key Theme:
Be quick to hear. Be slow to speak. Be slow to anger. Our lives should be ordered in a way that allows us to receive the implanted Word.

Key Verse:
James 1:21, "Therefore, put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls."

Key Questions:
1. What is preventing me from receiving the implanted Word?

2. What do I need to die to in order for me to be able to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger?
Resources for today’s sermon are available upon request in the church office.

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