A sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, August 29, 2021, offered at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Alabaster, Alabama.
Principal Text: James 1:17-27
"So how do we keep our hearts close to God? How do we practice God’s religion and not human traditions? James’ answer is we do, not just hear. Faith is to be enacted, not just in religious rituals, but in actions in community. Faith is not about an intellectual study of scripture or liturgy or theology; it is not just about an emotional experience of salvation; but Faith is living according to the implanted word of God. Faith is about living as though the Word of God really does have the power to save our souls.”