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Pastor Joe

Scripture Reading: James 4:1-12 (Focal Verses: 4:1-3, 7-10)

(1) “Desires” or “Pleasures” (4:1, 2, 3). This word is always used in a _______________ way in the Bible and includes any kind of ____________________.

(2) “World” (4:4). This word indicates _______________ institutions, activities, and cultures that are organized without reference to ____________________.

1. The passion for self-gratification (worldly desires) is the _______________ of fights and quarrels

1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:1-3

2. Conflict is resolved and _______________ is restored through genuine _______________

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you

sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:7-10