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Summary: A message from James 4:1-12 applicable to the beginning of the summer season.

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James 4:1-12


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES to draw close to God

Desire-management vv. 1-3

• Contentment vs. wanting gone wild

• Healthy prayers vs. asking gone wild

• Resist the lure vs. desire gone wild

Love God vv. 4-6a

• The sadness of a love affair with the world

• The joy of God’s grace and love

Humility vv. 6b-10

• Humility vs. pride

• Resist the devil

• Draw near to god

• Lead a pure life

Build loving relationships vv. 11-12


Summer survival strategies . . . draw near to God

• Loving God

• Loving relationships

• Healthy prayers

• Building contentment . . . managing desire

• Lifestyle of humility and dependence

• A pure life . . . confession



“He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it

to the disciples, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.’” Luke 22:19

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” John 1:14


“After supper he took another cup of wine and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.’” Luke 22:20

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians 1:17

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