Mar 25, 2018
Very few people probably see the connection between worldliness and war or conflicts. Human conflicts are often the by-product of man’s worldly passions, but more than that, worldly passions cause us to be in CONFLICT with God Himself.
TEXT: JAMES 4:1- 6
These are the things that we will be talking about today.
I. WORLDLY PASSIONS = War with men (vv. 1 – 2)
a. LUST and do not have = MURDER (v.2)
b. ENVY and do not have = FIGHT and QUARREL (v.2)
II. WORLDLY MOTIVES = War within (vv. 2 – 3)
a. GENERAL PRINCIPLE ON PRAYER (v. 2)
b. PRAYING from WORLDLY MOTIVES (v. 3)
III. WORLDLINESS = WAR with God (vv. 4 – 6)
a. FRIENDSHIP with the WORLD (v.4)
b. FRIENDSHIP with the Spirit (v. 5)
c. FRIENDSHIP with the WORLD = PRIDE / FRIENDSHIP with the SPIRIT = HUMILITY