Maturing Faith: Maturing in Attitudes (Part 1) – Pastor Rena Crocker

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Pastor Rena Crocker takes a look at wisdom, one of the core interests of the book of James and talks about two kinds: Earthly Wisdom and Wisdom from Above. She examines how these competing forms of wisdom shape our attitudes.

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Tonight’s reading comes from James 3: 13-18:

13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and [a]selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, [b]natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and [c]selfish ambition exist, [d]there is disorder and every evil thing. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [e]reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 18 And the [f]seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace [g]by those who make peace.

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