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  1. New Burlington Church of ChristSermon Series: “The Book of James” James 4:1-12 “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” BY Joshua Bennett 5/6/2012

  2. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.

  3. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

  4. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

  5. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

  6. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

  7. James 4:1-12 (NIV 1994) 11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?

  8. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?

  9. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. (3:17 NIV 1994)

  10. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

  11. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.

  12. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind (James 1:6)

  13. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. (1:5-6)

  14. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6)

  15. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. (1:7)

  16. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

  17. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

  18. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

  19. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • Luke 4:13 “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.”

  20. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

  21. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • James 3:17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

  22. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

  23. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

  24. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • Is he referring to Lev. 19:16 “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.”

  25. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • Or perhaps Deut. 6:4-6, 4Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

  26. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?

  27. “Living out God’s Wisdom Rightly” • Matthew 22:37-40 • 37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”