Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Word

James 1:12-21
The Recognition of God’s Gifts
Recognizing God's Word

Introduction: James 1:17; Ephesians 1:3; Matthew 5:10-12

James 1:12-21, “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures. 19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”


I.   Recognizing the Gift

2 Timothy 2:1


II.  Recognizing the Source of the Gift  vs. 13-17a
      “Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights …”

2 Peter 1:20-21; Colossians 1:25; Galatians 1:11-12; John 17:17; Matthew 4:4; Psalm 119:43, 160-161


III. Recognizing the Stability of the Gift  v. 17b
     “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.” 

 1 Samuel 15:29; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119:89; John 8:46-47; Matthew 7:24


IV. Recognizing the Significance of the Gift  vs. 18-21
     “In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures. 19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”


Ephesians 1:3-5, 8-9; Luke 8:11, 15; Romans 10:13-17; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 4:24; 2 Timothy 2:24-25; Ephesians 5:6; Romans 2:8; John 3:36


Conclusion: Luke 17:19


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