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2601 24th Ave SE
Norman, OK 73071

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CrossPointe Church in Norman, OK is truly a church with a heart. With services, activities, and classes for adults, kids, students, and seniors, CrossPointe has a place for you. We offer three worship venues with three distinct styles of music.

James: Heart in Hand - The Goal Transformation

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James: Heart in Hand - The Goal Transformation

Mike Butler

The book of James is one of the most challenging texts of the Bible to read as a Christian. It may be the focus on works as evidence of faith that cause people frustration. Perhaps it is because it reads more like proverbs than a letter. It may be that it just rubs the reader the wrong way. Whatever it is that makes the text of James challenging for most to read, it is also what makes it a necessary read for any believer. The marriage between faith and works in the life of a follower of Christ must constantly and consistently be evaluated to ensure that we are truly living as Jesus expected. Through this 12 week series, we will be challenged to consider whether our faith and works are truly going together and whether others really are seeing us live with our “Heart in Hand”. This week, Brett Hardy, our Sports Ministry Director, speaks to us about the transformation that should be continually happening in our lives as we allow the Word of God to move from our minds to our actions. Visit us at www.crosspointe.tv or contact us at 405-329-0823 for information about when, where, and why we strive to be a church with a heart.

Heart in Hand: The Goal – Transformation (BRETT HARDY)

James 1:19-27: My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.  Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Is the Word of God moving from something that I read to something that I live?

James 1:19-22  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”

What are the areas in my life that I wouldn’t recognize if someone were to point them out?

James 1:25  “…but the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.”

Where am I on my transformation journey?

Hebrews 6:1: Therefore, let us move beyond the elementary teaching about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death and of faith in God.

Set some spiritual transformation goals.

Matthew 17:20: “…truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”