Summary: 1. Choose to be friends with Christ (vs. 4-5).
2. Humble your heart before God (vs. 6-7a & 10).
3. Move toward the Master (vs. 8).
4. Complete your cleansing (vs. 8-9).
5. Trust God for your triumph (vs. 6-10).
Summary: Let's talk about these 6 relationships killers (Material adapted from Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp's book, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Chapter 4 Sin, pgs. 29- 40; and Chapter 8 Obstacles, pgs. 77-90)
Summary: One of the chief reasons for the current downward spiral of America is our refusal to humble ourselves before God. As long as we refuse to acknowledge our sins before God, we will not be blessed.
Summary: When Jesus rode into Jerusalem with all the crowds following Him, he was giving them the opportunity to make a decision. And the decision was simple. Would they submit their lives to Jesus? Would they choose to follow Him?
Summary: James primary reason for writing his book was to bring Christians closer to God. He has illustrated the pitfalls and blessings for the Christian who desire to develop a closer relationship to getting closer to God by avoiding the pitfalls.
Summary: "For Dummies" books are a raging success! Why? Full of practical wisdom and simple "How To's" Wouldn't a "Christianity for Dummies," a book full of practical wisdom & simple How Tos on how to live out our faith, be great? James & this series is JUST THAT
Summary: Draw nigh also means “take up God with you.”Take up his case,take up his burden.draw nigh means take God in to confidence,take him as your only provider.It also means “bringing “God in to your case.
Summary: God desires our sadness and soberness to enter into a relationship with Him, then we get angry at our our sin, just as He is angry against sin, and after cleansing ourselves, we can then become authentically happy in Him.
Summary: When we follow worldly wisdom, the evidence will be demonstrate in the quarrels and fights that occur in our churches and in our other relationships. The problem is solved when we humble ourselves before God and before others.