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Build on Repentance

March 30, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Build: The Book of James

Topic: Exposition Scripture: James 4:1–4:10

Build on Repentance and Faith

 

What’s the Problem? (Verse 1)

Drama, Drama everywhere

 

Problem #1 - Heart Disease (Verses 2,3)

 
Desire —> Murder

Matthew 5:21, 22

 

Covet —> Fight and Quarrel

Colossians 3:5-11

 

Ask! With Proper Motives

 

Problem #2 - Adultery (Verses 4, 5)

 
Friendship with “World” = Hate God
 
Getting Rebellion Right
 
Hey Jealousy

 

 

Which Team? (Verses 6,7)

 
He Giveth Grace

Proverbs 3:34

 

God > Devil

 

Repentance and Exaltation (Verses 8-10)

 
Simple Commands

Isaiah 30:15,16

 

Great Promises
 

Community Meditation

 

Know

  • Read 1 John 2:15, 16 - Discuss ways in which Christians can become “friends with the world” or “love the world”?
  • How can we be friends with people but not become friends with the “world”?
  • Why are God’s promises of “his nearness” and his “exaltation of us” worth our repentance and efforts to follow Jesus?

Feel

  • How do you feel when your beliefs and/or lifestyle are not in the mainstream with the rest of society? How can fear, desire to be liked, fit in etc. cause us to be unfaithful in our lives and doctrine?
  • Should we experience fear and anxiety in relationship to the devil? Read James 4:7, Jude 8-10, 1 John 4:1-6 (v4).

Live

  • Cleansing of our hands and the purification of our hearts is the work of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us. If these are gifts of grace why is James commanding us to do these things?
  • In what ways are we living proudly and worldly? What does repentance and humbling yourself look like?

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