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Sermon: Choosing God’s Wisdom Over Man’s Wisdom, #3

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Choosing God’s Wisdom Over Man’s Wisdom #3

James 3.13–18

Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • October 26, In the year of our Lord, 2014

Scripture Reader and Reading: Carl Peugh – James 3.13–18

Song Leader and Song Suggestions: Phil Joseph – No suggestions

Persuasion

  1. God’s Wisdom Before Our Enemies
    1. Enemy Attacks
      1. Man’s wisdom
        1. Self-defense
        2. Pro 18.17
      2. God’s wisdom
        1. Self-examination
        2. 1Co 11.31–32
        3. 2Co 13.5
    2. Enemy Retaliates
      1. Man’s wisdom
        1. Retaliate in response
        2. Rom 12.19
      2. God’s wisdom
        1. Restore him to God
        2. Gal 6.1–2
    3. Enemy Prospers
      1. Man’s wisdom
        1. Envy and confusion
        2. Psa 73.1–16
      2. God’s wisdom
        1. Trust God
        2. Psa 73.17–28
    4. Enemy Stumbles
      1. Man’s wisdom
        1. Rejoice
        2. Pro 24.17
      2. God’s wisdom
        1. Meet his needs
        2. Rom 12.20–21 from Pro 25.21–22
    5. Enemy Convicted
      1. Man’s wisdom
        1. Cover my problems
        2. Job 31.33
        3. Psa 32.5
      2. God’s wisdom
        1. Be honest
        2. Seek God’s correction
        3. Psa 139.23–24
  2. God’s Wisdom Promotes Maturity
    1. Knowing Scripture is the key
      1. Exo 15.26
      2. Deu 4.5–6
      3. Psa 19.7–19
      4. John 17.17
      5. 2Ti 3.14–17
    2. See what Scripture does:
      1. It is profitable for doctrine
        1. Instructions for living
      2. It is profitable for reproof
        1. Stopping us from danger
      3. It is profitable for correction
        1. Headed for danger, but not there yet
      4. It is profitable for instruction in righteousness
        1. Why do we need instruction in righteousness?
  3. God’s Wisdom Defines Maturity
    1. Accountable for thoughts
      1. 2Co 10.4–5
    2. Accountable for words
      1. Matthew 12.36
    3. Accountable for actions
      1. 2Co 5.10
    4. Accountable for motives
      1. Heb 4.12
      2. Jer 17.10

Exhortation

  1. Give your life to Jesus.
    1. He created you.
    2. He knows how your life should run.
  2. Do you believe Jesus is Lord?
    1. Do you know what that means?
    2. Do you know what it entails?
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