Faith and Worldliness

September 13, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: James: True Faith Works

Topic: James Passage: James 4:1–4:10

Faith and Worldliness
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 9/13/2020
James 4:1-10

Sermon Theme: True faith in Christ works itself out in every area of life, even in the midst of trials, causing believers to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, to reject worldly ways knowing that friendship with the world is enmity with God, and to trust that God will exalt them at the proper time!

I. REASON FOR WORLDLINESS (James 4:1-3)
    A. Question Regarding Outward Behaviors (James 4:1)
    B. Explanation Regarding Inward Passions (James 4:1-3)
        1. You desire, but don't have - You murder!
        2. You covet, but don't obtain - You fight!
        3. You ask, but don't receive - Your wrong motives!

II. RESULT OF WORLDLINESS (James 4:4-6)
    A. The Hostility of God (James 4:4)
    B. The Jealousy of God (James 4:5)
    C. The Grace of God (James 4:6)

III. RESPONSE TO WORLDLINESS (James 4:6-10)
    A. Respond to Your God (James 4:6-8)
    B. Repent of Your Sin (James 4:8-9)
        1. Cleanse Your Hands - You Sinners
        2. Purify Your Hearts - You Double-Minded
        3. Humble Your Attitude - You Arrogant
    C. Rejoice in Your Exaltation (James 4:10)

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