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  • What Causes Fights And Quarrels? Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Feb 16, 2012
    based on 179 ratings
     | 33,987 views

    What causes fights and quarrels? 1- Wrong desires 2- Wrong directions 3- Wrong motives

    INTRO.- ILL.- One Navy Seal Obituary: Aaron Carson Vaughn. Killed in that helicopter crash, Afghanistan, August 6,2011. Aaron Carson Vaughn was a man of deep faith, insisting to his family that he didn’t fear his job as a Navy SEAL "because he knew where he was going" when he died. "Aaron was ...read more

  • When God Says No

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 18,881 views

    A classic sermon by Adrian Rogers that asks the question, "Why would God say no to prayer?"

    This sermon from the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library © 2010 Rogers Family Trust. Used by permission. www.pastortraining.com www.adrianrogerslibrary.com Introduction Be finding the book of James, it's back toward the back of the New Testament and turn to chapter 4 and when you've found it, look ...read more

  • Pride And Humility Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 30, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,861 views

    A message from James chapter 4 dealing with pride and humility

    Pride and Humility James 4 CHCC: November 21, 2010 INTRODUCTION: At the center of this chapter, James quotes a Proverb: God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 from Proverbs 3:34 God gives grace to the humble is because they submit to Him. In other words, ...read more

  • When Dreams Come True Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Apr 27, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 12,198 views

    Our greatest dreams will come true when we get close to God and give our hearts completely to Him. How to get prayers answered and how not to.

    When Dreams Come True James 4:1-10 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask ...read more

  • The Passion Of Self-Gratification Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 19,762 views

    God’s wisdom gives peace but the churches to which James wrote were experiencing chronic hostility & sharp confrontations. They fought, coveted, quarreled & condemned others to obtain their desires. They were dominated by self-will

    JAMES 4: 1-5 THE PASSION OF SELF-GRATIFICATION [Romans 7:14-25] Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote of a man who was dominated by the driving desire for self-gratification. To possess land was his highest pleasure. Someone promised him that he could own all of the land he could walk ...read more

  • I-Surrender Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,098 views

    How do you know if you’ve humbled yourself to God... or if you are still dominated by pride and selfishness. Who is big "I" and who is the little "i" in your relationship with God?

    One day a woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist to the electric coffeepot he had in his hand. It seemed that he was being electrocuted. So - intending to jolt him away from the deadly current - she whacked him ...read more

  • Avoiding Arguments Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,814 views

    This sermon looks at three desires that cause arguments and four steps to help resolve arguments. I. Give in to God II. Resist the Devil III. Draw closer to God IV. Seek forgiveness

    Avoiding Arguments We are going to look today at how to avoid arguments. Remember I have said that James is a very practical book – perhaps the most practical book in the Bible. As we get to chapter four James talks about how we are to avoid arguments. He doesn’t beat around the bush when he ...read more

  • Conflict Management

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,521 views

    Major companies spend thousands of dollars a year for an outside source to come in and deal with conflict and envy within the company. Envy will destroy good employees and make them bad.

    Conflict Management Text: James 4:1-10 1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and ...read more

  • Winning The War... With Humility Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 17,387 views

    Being a Christian is not a hat we wear, and then take off when it’s convenient or uncomfortable. It’s not going to church or Bible study or choir practice. It’s not a fake ID we show at the pearly gates of heaven or a ‘get out of hell free’ card. Being a

    James 4:1-10 – Winning the War, with Humility ‘Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it — his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate’s toy, his uncle’s watch. Deny him these once, and he seethes with ...read more

  • Test 6: Pride Test, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 30,600 views

    James asks his readers where their continual desire to fight amongst themselves comes from. And his answer is surprising. Rather than point his finger at an outward cause of their strife, he tells them it is because of each of their individual selfishne

    1. What are the Prevailing Symptoms of selfish pride (4:2-5) 2. What is the Primary Source of selfish pride (4:6) 3. What are some Practical Solutions for selfish pride (4:7-12) JAMES 4:1 Two old friends were sitting on the front porch one Sunday afternoon when one of them began to confess ...read more

  • The Conflict Cure Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,312 views

    The message gives the 5 steps to avoid and diffuse conflict.

    The Conflict Cure James 4:1-10 Introduction This morning we are going to look at conflict in and out of the church. I have discovered a great deal about conflict and would like to share some of the more important points. Lynn Buzzard gives negative advice on "How to turn a ...read more

  • Submit Yourself To God

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 15,208 views

    Why is there so much fighting and quarreling in the church; war in the heart.

    SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO GOD Jas 4:1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? Jas 4:2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ...read more

  • Faith Lessons From The Lord Of The Rings

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,316 views

    Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is filled with Christian imagery (intentional or not). This message looks at four spiritual themes found in the first of the trilogy.

    In just 3 days, the story will be complete. Actually, the story was completed 48 years ago, but in 3 days the final part of the trilogy will be released on the big screen. I’m talking, of course, about The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien released his first fantasy work called The Hobbit ...read more

  • Conflicting Faith Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,973 views

    A sermon from James dealing with the lost people people in the church who are continually creating conflict.

    Foolproof – A Study of James February 4, 2007 CONFLICTING Faith – James 4:1-10 Recap: We’re in a study in James about having a foolproof faith so we won’t be fooled into embracing anything not of God if we’re saved, and so we won’t continue to fool ourselves into thinking we’re saved ...read more

  • The Cure For Conflict Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 87 ratings
     | 35,753 views

    James teaches us not only the cause of conflict, but the cure.

    Introduction: A. Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile – called “Christ of the Andes.” 1. The statue symbolizes a pledge between the two countries. As long as the statue stands, there will be peace between Chile and ...read more