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  • "The Key To Getting God's Attention"

    Contributed by David Henderson on Sep 16, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,327 views

    Here is the biggest obstacle we face when we are considering becoming a follower of Jesus. This is the hardest part. We want all the benefits but we still want to be in control.

    “The Key to getting God’s Attention” James 4:1-10 The Bible tells us that at the beginning of what we now refer to as holy week or the week of passion that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and that the crowds were following Him. At that point He was easily the most ...read more

  • What Causes Fights And Quarrels? Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Feb 16, 2012
    based on 179 ratings
     | 33,999 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

  • The Principles Of Prayer

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Feb 15, 2012
    based on 22 ratings
     | 21,418 views

    God does not work in prayer according to whim, fancy, or caprice. But, there are definite laws, and rules, and principles for getting our prayers answered. And, the time will come, if it has not already come, when for God to answer your prayer will mean m

    Introduction Today, we’re going to be talking about the principles of prayer, because, friend, there are principles that are real and valid. God does not work in prayer according to whim, fancy, or caprice. But, there are definite laws, and rules, and principles for getting our prayers ...read more

  • Victorious Prayer

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jan 4, 2012
    based on 13 ratings
     | 16,121 views

    Adrian Rogers: "I have sensed that Twentieth Century Christianity is missing primarily in fervency when it comes to prayer. There’s something about it. And, God can tell when we mean business."

    Would you turn to James chapter 4? James chapter 4. We’re continuing our message—or our series of messages—in the book of James. James chapter 4, beginning in verse 1. I’ll wait for, just a moment, until you find it. All right, “From whence come wars and fightings ...read more

  • When God Says No

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 18,896 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

  • How To Pray In The Spirit

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 39 ratings
     | 38,692 views

    A classic sermon by Dr. Adrian Rogers giving guidance on how to pray and what can impede our prayers.

    This sermon from the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library © 2010 Rogers Family Trust. Used by permission. www.pastortraining.com, www.adrianrogerslibrary.com Turn to the book of James, would you please for just a moment, the book of James chapter 4, and you will remember this morning we were preaching ...read more

  • Pride And Humility Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 30, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,866 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
     | 12,202 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

  • Power Of Submission

    Contributed by Teddy Walker on Mar 7, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,323 views

    Submitting Yourself to God

    POWER OF SUBMISSION Rom 6:12-16 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members ...read more

  • The Passion Of Self-Gratification Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 19,765 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
     | 14,101 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
     | 4,816 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
     | 2,523 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
     | 17,390 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
     | 30,601 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