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James 4 - NIV

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”

14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.




Sermons on James 4 More sermons: James 4

Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Time of Our Lives
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Dec, 2016
Summary: A message to emphasis the importance of time management.
Scripture: James 4:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5
Shawn miller avatar
The Brevity of Life
Shared by: Shawn miller on May, 2016
Summary: A reflection on how short our lives really are and the importance of making the greatest impact for God out of the short time that we have.
James Dorman avatar
Life's Short, Live it!
Shared by: James Dorman on May, 2016
Summary: First in a series based on a tweet. This sermon focuses on settling for no less than the abundantly life due to the brevity of life.
Scripture: James 4:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 364
Troy Borst avatar
The Dash
Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2016
Summary: Funeral Sermon for a BELIEVER using "The Dash" by Linda Ellis copyright 1996 as a base. It seems to be an oft requested poem at funerals.
Paul Clemente avatar
Money Focus?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2016
Summary: What is our attitude towards money?
Series: James
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 358
Charlie Roberts avatar
Losing My Religion? "Scandalous"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Dec, 2015
Summary: Some have forgotten their calling...they've been called in every direction, but have forgotten the true calling they received the day that the Holy Spirit moved them to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour...the day they became born again!
Luther Sexton avatar
The Dash
Shared by: Luther Sexton on Dec, 2015
Summary: The Dash is a message written from the thought that our entire life is depicted as a dash on our tombstone. Different emotions and stages of life are discussed.
Scripture: James 4:13-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 584
David Henderson avatar
"Back to the Future"
Shared by: David Henderson on Aug, 2015
Summary: Now in this passage today we find a story that deals with the future and it tells the story of someone who was making plans but he was going about it in the wrong way. So let’s try to learn from his mistakes.
Series: FaithWorks
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 504
Dave McFadden avatar
“Counsel Concerning Planning for Tomorrow”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2015
Summary: James tells us that God centered planning can make our life worth living.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 650
Jeff krist avatar
How God keeps Time
Shared by: Jeff krist on Apr, 2015
Summary: There is no time with God, because He's all about "NOW". Are you living in God's NOW or are you living in your time zone.
Series: NOW
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,396
Buffy Cook avatar
Boasting About Tomorrow - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Shared by: Buffy Cook on Apr, 2015
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
Archie Norman avatar
Four Life Questions
Shared by: Archie Norman on Feb, 2015
Summary: book of James
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 422
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
Life is short make it count
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Feb, 2015
Summary: Life is short make it count
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:14
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,841
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Time: value the minute and waste the hours?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Show me where you spend your money and I can tell something about you... But show me where you spend your time and I will know the real you.
Scripture: James 4:14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 654
Pat Damiani avatar
Being Who God Created Me to Be
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2014
Summary: How to know and follow God's will for my life.
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 432
Chris Jordan avatar
What is Your Life?
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2014
Summary: God has an amazing plan for our lives, and we need to learn how to trust Him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:13-5:11
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 301
Curry Pikkaart avatar
One Day at a Time
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on May, 2014
Summary: It is important to keep a proper perspective on life, and to remember that time is not in our hands.
Darrin Fish avatar
Making The Most Of Your Life
Shared by: Darrin Fish on May, 2014
Summary: We need to ask ourselves are, Am I discontent / dissatisfied? What is going on in my life that is making me this way? Why am I not making the most of my Life? Maybe today is the day that we should reevaluate our lives
Chuck Sligh avatar
“Only One Life”—My Favorite Motto
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Mar, 2014
Summary: The motto, "Only one life, twill soon be past; only what's done for Christ will last", forms the three points of this sermon of the fact that we only have one life to live in which to prepare for eternity, and that live is brief and and serious.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,416
Rick Burdette avatar
The Urgent and the Important
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Dec, 2013
Summary: The Gift of our Time
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Views: 635
J. Darren Duncan avatar
LIFE DESCRIBED
Shared by: J. Darren Duncan on Oct, 2013
Summary: LIFE IS SO SHORT, WE NEED TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT BY FOLLOWING THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,454
David Henderson avatar
"Future Tense"
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2013
Summary: All of us want to know what the future holds for us. But the Bible teaches that we walk by faith, not by sight. The future at times looks very tense, especially if we do not include God in our planning. He must be involved in every detail of life.
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 415
David Henderson avatar
Wise Guys Finish First
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2013
Summary: In this message I will define the difference between real and false wisdom. There is definitely a shortage of wisdom in our world right now.
Scripture: James 4:13-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 724
Rick Finitzer avatar
"Living Beyond Vapor"
Shared by: Rick Finitzer on Aug, 2013
Summary: James wants believers to forsake living like practical atheists. They profess that they know God but their hearts are cold and far away from God. THE PROBLEM: A Shift / Transition has occurred within Christian Culture. America Needs revival!
Peter Toy avatar
God’s Plan Is the Only Plan
Shared by: Peter Toy on Mar, 2013
Summary: Only God’s plan will matter in the long run, so we had better join Him.
Series: James
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 453
Leonard Cook avatar
Are You A Wise Guy
Shared by: Leonard Cook on Mar, 2013
Summary: Are You A Wise Guy, the 4th installment from the book of James series, this passage still has some gaps in it with the Illustration etc but you will find the outline workable. James is all about wisdom and a good life in this passage.
Series: James Series
Scripture: James 3:1-4:16
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,403
PAUL STERRETT avatar
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Shared by: PAUL STERRETT on Mar, 2013
Summary: What is the Godly approach to take in our attitude towards what the future holds for us?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Views: 1,867
Lance  Hostetter avatar
The Boasting Tongue
Shared by: Lance Hostetter on Feb, 2013
Summary: This sermon deals with the sin of bragging and boasting.
Warner Pidgeon avatar
Best Laid Plans
Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Feb, 2013
Summary: Continuing a series in the letter of James I ask to what extent our plans match up with God's plans.
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,359
Michael Stark avatar
What Is Your Life?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jan, 2013
Summary: Neglecting God in the plans of life is sin.
Scripture: James 4:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 259