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Living Faith Journey: Putting Things in Their Place
September 12, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 4:11-17

Living Faith Journey: Putting Things in Their Place

September 12, 2021 / James 4:11-17

Living Faith Journey: Putting Things in Their Place

By Dr. Will McRaney

  • Two Origins of Wisdom
    • From Above – God and the heavens
    • NOT from Above – 3 sources FALSE wisdom not in the heavens
    • Good thinking vs thinking
  • 3 Aspects of Conflict: CPR
    • Contributors to Conflict and Troubles
    • Prevention of Conflict and Troubles
    • Responses to Conflict for Course Correction
  • Contributors to Conflict & False “wisdom”
    • Unspiritual – fleshy desires
    • Earthly – worldly influences
    • Demonic – demonic attacks
  • Putting & in their Place
  • James 4:11-12
    • 11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them 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?
  • Putting in their Place
    • We can to put others in their place.
    • Our motives can be ambition
    • God places a great on the people He created and wants to see them .
  • James 4:13-17
    • 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.   15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
  • Putting Our in Their Place
  • Putting God in His Rightful Place
    • This puts other things in place.
    • It puts our boasting in its right place.
    • This puts our arrogant schemes in their right place.
    • This puts our “ought tos” in their right place.
  • Our Response
    • Individually…
      • Answer – What you will do with Jesus?
      • Receive Christ – start here
      • Commit to Growing in Knowing Christ
      • Commit to Helping Others
    • Join the Team … Get in the Boat – become a covenant member of our Church family & grab an oar

 

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