Proving Your Faith - Message 8 - Faith Proved through Humility - James 4:1-10.
I. Unfulfilled β vs. 1-2 A. The Fruit of Righteousness is Peace (3:13-18) B. Battles and Fights β John 13:34-35 1. Inward Desire for Pleasure 2. Outward Desire for Control 3. Members β Rom 6:19; 7:5 4. Lust β Eph. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:4 5. Covet β 2 Cor. 12:20 6. Murder β Matt 5:22 C. We Donβt Have because We Donβt Ask β (3:13; 1:5)
II. Unanswered β vs. 3 A. Asking without Receiving B. Asking for the Wrong Things C. Asking for the Wrong Reasons
III. Unfriendly β vs. 4 A. Adultery, not Fornication B. Wanting the Best of Both Worlds C. Friendly vs. Friends β values, interests, mindset β 2 Cor. 6:14-18
IV. Unsatisfied β vs. 5-6 A. The Human Spirit β Gen 6:5; Rom 1:29; Gal 5:21; 1 Tim 6:14; Titus 3:3 B. The Holy Spirit β John 14:26; Acts 4:31; Rom 15:13
V. Undone β vs. 7-10 A. Therefore β because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble B. Submit to God β arrange your life under Godβs direction C. Resist the Devil β stand, fight, flee β Eph. 6:10-13; Rom 13:14; 1 Cor. 6:18; 10:14; 1 Tim 6:11 D. Draw Near to God β Psa. 73:28; Isa 29:13; Heb. 4:16; Jer. 4:4; Psa. 24:3-6 1. Cleanse Your Hands β actions 2. Purify Your Hearts β attitudes 3. Brokenness, Confession, and Contrition β Matt 5:4; Psa. 51:17; 2 Cor. 7:10 E. Humble Yourself β make yourself low β Luke 18:13-14
Phillip was called to new life in Christ at age 9, called to preach at age 14, and ordained to the gospel ministry at age 20. He graduated from The Criswell College (Dallas, Texas) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a major in Evangelism. He...