Wisdom for Relationships


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Jul. 19, 2020

Sermon Outline


James 3:13-18

Introduction:   The health of our relationships determines our overall happiness in life.  James says we are always planting seeds in our relationships and reap what we sow (v. 19).  How can we be wise in what we plant with significant others?

  1. WISDOM FROM HELL (vv. 14-16)
  1. Self-Centered
  2. Characteristics of Wisdom from Hell (v. 15)

* Earthly

* Unspiritual

* Demonic

                       C. Results:  Disorder and Evil Practices

  1. WISDOM FROM HEAVEN (vv. 17)
  1. How to Relate Wisely to Others

* Purely

* Peacefully

* Considerately

* Submissively

* Forgivingly

* Impartially and Sincerely

  1. Reap a Harvest of Righteousness

Conclusion:   Where do we find this kind of wisdom?   “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)

Ultimately all wisdom resides in Jesus:  “…in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”   (Colossians 2:2-3)