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  1. JAMES Marks of Maturity

  2. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 • James 3:13-18: • Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. • Jas 3:15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish

  3. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 • James 3:13-18: • ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

  4. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 …The primary attributes necessary to receive God’s wisdom…

  5. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18

  6. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)

  7. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 What good is asking for wisdom if you aren’t prepared to recognize it when it comes?

  8. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 Jealousy and Selfish Ambition (3:14)

  9. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 • The prerequisites to receiving God’s wisdom: • Pure • Peaceable • Gentle • Open to reason • Full of mercy • Full of good fruit • Impartial • Sincere • James 3:17

  10. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 Am I ________? Have others used _______ to describe me? What deficiencies (opposing attributes) do I have toward being _______? Am I willing for the Spirit of God to mold me more into a person of ______?

  11. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 • Pure… • Psa 24:3-5 • Peaceable… • Luke 10 • Gentle...

  12. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 • Pure… • Psa 24:3-5 • Peaceable… • Luke 10 • Gentle… • Deut. 29:4-6 • Open to reason… • Full of mercy… • Mat 9:13 • Hosea 6:4-6 • Full of good fruits… • Impartial… • Sincere…

  13. James: Marks of Maturity Wisdom’s Prerequisites James 3:13-18 Am I ________? Have others used _______ to describe me? What deficiencies (opposing attributes) do I have toward being _______? Am I willing for the Spirit of God to mold me more into a person of ______?

  14. JAMES Marks of Maturity