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Summary: Chapter Ideas 1:2-4 -1. HOW DO YOU COPE? 2:8 - 2. HOW DO YOU SEE? 3:2 - 3 HOW DO YOU REACT? 4:1-3, 11-12 - 4. HOW DO YOU RESTORE? 5:7,11,16 5. HOW DO YOU WORSHIP?

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Book of James

What do people like when they go to the movies

Action/Adventure

- 9 out the top 10 moves of all time are Action/Adventure

- We desire a life of adventure moving us along on it’s cutting edge

Bible Prominent Theme – Action/Adventure with God

Way to God and the Walk with God

- From Gen to Rev – Stories of Action/Adventure

- Epistles help us to live the Adventure with its various focus

Romans – 2 Thes – Christian Churches

1 Tim – Philemon Christian Leaders

Heb. – Rev – Christian People (Jews in particular)

Christian People

Hebrews stresses –Faith- HOPE

James insist on – ACTION

Peter – HOPE

2 Peter – GROWETH

1-3 John –LOVE

Jude – STRIVE

Revelation – OVERCOME

JAMES: Practical truth and application of the Word of God.

Written to those that are scattered – v.1:1

Leaving this place to live out your faith in the world you live in

Action/Adventure in daily living

How To Live Out Your Faith

• Our walk

• My Attitude

• Your character

D. L. Moody said, "Character is what you are in the dark

- Not by comparing yourself to other people but by comparing yourself to the word of God

HOW’S MY WALK? -

1. HOW DO YOU COPE?

James 1:2-4,

James 1:12

- How you handle problems

• Do they blow you away?

• Do you get nervous,

• Uptight, • Negative?

• Do you grumble and gripe?

- Christianity is a life

- It's not a religion, it's a life.

- Jesus - “I am come that you ......”

- Life means problems,

- Part of life means solving problems - Facing them with the right attitude.

- Are you Positive? - Supportive?

Thankful? - Affirmative?

2 HOW DO YOU SEE?

James 2:8

- Seeing more then your needs

- Reaching out to people

3 HOW DO YOU REACT?

James 3:2

- Dr. Examination is look into your mouth to examine health

- WWII saying “Loose lips, sink ships

- Words & Gossip hurt

- Self control is tongue control

- James says like rudder, bit, spark, Snake, spring

- Tactfulness sign of maturity

4. HOW DO YOU RESTORE?

James 4:1

A peacemaker? Or a troublemaker?

Do I like to argue?

Am I a contentious person?

Do I get my feelings hurt?

Do I get defensive easily?

Do I hurt other people's feelings?

Am I a peacemaker? Or troublemaker

- Conflict in life

- Why Conflict?

1st Source

- Jam 4:2-3

a. Selfishness

- Having “I” trouble

2nd Source

James 4:11-12

b. Judgmental

- Why should I not judge?

1. I'm not God.

2. God has all the facts

3. I don't know the motives

5. HOW DO YOU WORSHIP?

- What you love

James 5:7,11,16

- Desiring instant gratifcation

- As a farmer waits for crops

- Only way to learn patience - Wait

- Not yet does not mean NO

- Meanwhile - PRAY

- Ex. Elijah

"How do you rate your WALK?

None of us can fool God. He knows exactly what's in our heart.

ARE YOU POSITIVE UNDER PRESSURE?

- Change my attitude? - from an attitude of griping gratefulness?"

- Help me handle the problems - and not be negative

- Teach me to be positive under pressure."

ARE YOU SENSITIVE TO OTHERS?

Insensitive to my wife. To my kids. Insensitive hurts and needs and problems."


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