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Series Title: Making it real: crossing the bridge from hearing to doing
Practical Christianity from the Book of James
Message Title: Ignoring God’s will: When planning is sin
Scripture Reference: James 4.13-17
new testament, epistle, james
Central thought: Followers of Jesus will submit every plan to God’s will. ...
Central thought: Followers of Jesus will submit every plan to God’s will.
I. Life is fleeting & you don’t own the future (13-14)
A. Presuming on God’s blessing is spiritually careless
B. Only God knows the future
II. God is sovereign & your days belong to Him (15)
Identifying principles and avoiding slogans
If the Lord wills has numerous implications
Implications of if the Lord wills . . .
Principle: believers are utterly dependent upon God’s grace
Theology: a sovereign God is governing affairs of His elect
Gospel: believers joyfully submit every plan to God’s will
Discipleship: every plan must be brought under God’s will
God has numbered your days & ordained your plans
III. God opposes the proud and trusting in profit is sin (16-17)
1. Build a theological foundation for including God’s will in your plans
Align your plans with God’s character – God’s will is always consistent with God’s character
2. When you make plans, always seek Christian counsel
Christian life is best-lived in close relationship with others
- Sermon Audio
Dec 30 2013
God blessed us greatly in 2013. He is faithful. His grace abounds in the lives of His children. His glory is revealed in the work of His church. Last year we had a couple of baptisms, and, even as our general giving declined somewhat, we continued to be reliable and generous stewards of God’s riches – thus, our finances remain strong. Our schedule included multiple church events and discipleship efforts and missions’ engagement – local and far away. Thank you for being faithful to the ministry and work of Harrison Hills. I want to invite you to keep up that intentional faithfulness as we seek fresh winds of God’s favor in 2014. ...