James 4:13-5, 20

I. Presumption & Materialism A. What Presumption Looks Like 4:13 1. The implication is that no prayer or seeking of God takes place in this person’s life. 2. The lives of some Christians are all about presumptive desire and carnal planning. 3. Their self-assurance...

James 4:1-12 Conflicts: Causes & Cures

I. Conflict Among Christians A. The Causes Of Conflict Vs. 1-3 1. Wars and fights- Speaks of the environment of fighting, and the actual fights. 2. V. 1 Desire for pleasures cause conflict. Consider the fights on Black Friday. a. These are not the desire for...

James 3:1-18 Deadly Tongues & Demonic Wisdom

I. Unbridled Speech-The Power To Direct A. Don’t Be Eager To Be Someone’s Teacher V. 1 1. A teacher instructs, warns, exhorts, and comforts others, and enforces a godly standard 2. Since they speak as an authority, they are held to a higher standard. B. The Reason For...

James 2:8-26 The Evidence Of Faith

I. Obedience Is Not A “Pick And Choose” Arrangement A. Partial Obedience Is Not Obedience Vs. 8-11 1. Some Believers were showing preference to rich people and treating the poor badly. 2. It seems that they were defending their actions of showing special treatment to...

James 2:1-9 The Sin of Discrimination

I. The Exhortation Vs. 1-5 A. The Faith We Hold V. 1 1. Hold the faith- practice the faith. We decide how we are going to practice our faith. a. Our daily walk of faith is neither mindless nor automatic. b. The Holy Spirit prompts us or restrains us, and the Word of...

James 1:19-27 Holiness in Trials

I. Holiness In Trials Vs. 19-21 A. Holiness Of Speech In Trials Vs. 19, 20 1. Important to remember that the context is speaking about enduing trials and hardships. a. Example- Unfair treatment against you. It’s obvious and clear that it’s unfair. b. Example- Someone...