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Nov 11, 2018

#9 - How to Be a Christian While Being Religious

Passage: James 1:26-27

Preacher: Pastor Tim W. Young

Series: Developing a Faith that Works

Category: James


Main Text - James 1:26-27, OT Reading - Deuteronomy 10:12-22, NT Reading - Matthew 25:31-46


Developing a Faith That Works

How  To Be a Christian While Being Religious

 James 1:26-27  If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27  Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.



  1. What is “Religion”?


               Acts 26:5



               True and False




  1. Christian, You Better Be “Religious”!


               Not to be saved


                              Rom 3:20            Gal 2:16              Eph 2:8-9            Titus 3:4-5



               Religious but not saved - 2 Tim 3:5 & 8



               Saved to be religious       Mat 7:20         James 2:17




  1. If You Are “Religious” You Better Be Like This!


  1. A profession with power


                              Eph 4:31              Titus 3:2              James 4:11


  1. Ceremony with compassion


                              Mat 25:31-46     Deut 10:17-18    Acts 6



  1. Ritual with righteousness


                              Deut 10:12-13



Do “Religious People” say you are “too religious”?