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Lesson 10 – How To Face Your Future
May 27, 2020

Lesson 10 – How To Face Your Future

May 27, 2020

BOOK OF JAMES 

DEVELOPING A FAITH THAT WORKS

Lesson 10

HOW TO FACE YOUR FUTURE

“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.”    James 4:13-17

A. THREE COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID

  1. Mistake #1:

    “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.”   James 4:13

  • The Solution: .

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  James 4:15

  • Three Responses to God’s Will:                
  1. We can make a to God’s will.
  2. We can show to God’s will.
  3. We can show for God’s

We should make plans—counting on God to direct us.”   Proverbs 16:9 (LB)

2. Mistake #2:                     

“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. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”   James 4:14-15 

  • Don’t presume because . . .  
    • Life is
    • Life is

“Come,” each one cries, “let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better.”   Isaiah 56:12             

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”   Proverbs 27:1

  • The Solution: .

“So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.”  Matthew 6:34 (LB)         

3. Mistake #3:

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”    James 4:17

Right now God is ready to welcome you. Today he is ready to save you.”   2 Corinthians 6:2b (LB)

 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.”   Proverbs 3:27-28

  • The Solution: .

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