This Sunday we return to the book of James.
The passage we’ll look at is essential. It is essential because it is about humility, and it is essential because God gives grace to the humble.
We must know whether we are humble—the risk is too great of not knowing. You can’t afford not to be humble, and I can guarantee you that you do not want to miss out on how God rewards humility!
In James 4.1–6, James exposed why we fight with one another. He used the fruit of sinful conflict to reveal the root of idolatrous passions. When these passions reign in our life, they destroy both our relationships with one another and with God.
But all is not lost! While we are often adulterous, turning from love to God to loyalty with the world, God is zealous for our worship. God will give grace to the humble!
This Sunday, in James 4.7–10, James will instruct us what humility does. This passage reveals what you must do if you want to be humble.
Lord willing, this passage and message will prepare you to ask yourself tomorrow (and as you reflect this upcoming week): Am I humble?
You have to know. As James says in 4:6,
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Grace and peace,
Parents, a key word is "humility". Young listeners may be helped by making a check mark each time the word "humility"is said. For older listeners, the outline below may help.
Welcome and Call to Worship
Scripture Reading: James 4:1–10
Preaching of God’s Word: James 4:6–10 - "Am I Humble?"