Northpoint Community Church
Faith Works Week 2
June 14, 2020

Faith Works Week 2

June 14, 2020

Faith Works week 2 – James 4

Question of the day: WHAT IS CAUSING THE QUARRELS AND FIGHTS AMONG YOU?

James 4:1-10

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

You adulterers![a] Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him.[b] And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say,

“God opposes the proud
    but gives grace to the humble.”[c]

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

3 things to look at PROBLEMS, the PROVISION and the PRACTICE.

PROBLEMS 

root is .

          =>unfulfilled desires

          =>Have not 

          =>We don’t ask

          =>So…We Don’t Receive

PROVISION is a

          =>He Gives MORE grace 

MAIN TAKEAWAY

           =>GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE

=>Submit to God 

=>Resist the Devil – the enemy and he will flee 

=>Come Near to God 

SUBMIT TO GOD / RESIST THE ENEMY / COME NEAR TO GOD

VERSE 10

          “Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up in honor”

ACTION PLAN: Take the following steps this week.

  • Make Jesus 1st place
  • [email protected] (decisions)
  • give in gratitude – Trust God enough to give back to him
  • small groups – zoom

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