Fatal Friendship

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Aug. 02, 2020

Sermon Outline

FATAL FRIENDSHIP

James 4:1-6

Introduction:   Last week we saw how desires can become distorted and lead to conflict.  When desire reaches coveting even our prayers can become warped by wrong motives (v. 3).  James identifies this condition as spiritual adultery.

  1. SPIRITUAL ADULTERY
  2. Looking to Fulfill Our Desires by the World’s Values
  1. Preferring worldly fulfillment over Godly fulfillment
  2. Friendship with the world is to be an enemy of God
  1. Pictures of Despising God
  1. Employment (Luke 16:13)
  2. Citizenship (Philippians 3:20)
  3. Marriage (Revelation 19:7)
  1. God Is a Jealous God
  2. CONTRAST OF INVESTMENTS
  1. “Flesh” vs. Spirit
  2. Present World vs. Eternity
  3. Outward vs. Inward
  4. Self Above God and Others

Conclusion:  We cannot have it both ways.  We will love the one and hate the other.  The way to combat worldliness is cultivate your love for Christ.