Idea Virus #4 Why Can’t we just get along (James 4:1-4)

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Sermon Outline

 

  1. We all long for peace (Prov 18:21)
  2. What is the Origin of all the conflicts in the world?
    1. Simply stated, sinful human desires are. Listen to (James 4:1-4)
    2. But People want to blame anything else, but themselves for the lack of peace
      1. Relativize the truth
      2. Blame wealthy
      3. Give me what I want and I will be peaceful
      4. Covid blaming
  3. Peace is won and secured (James 4:1-4)
    1. through Prayer (Phil 4:6-7)
    2. by self-control (Acts 20:35).
    3. by self-denial.
  4. Jesus is our Peace
    1. Peace comes from Jesus (Phil 1:2, Luke 24:36)
    2. For Peace to reign upon the earth, people need the truth of Jesus and the truth of their own sin (1Th 5:23, Heb 13:20-21)
      1. Band aids won’t bring peace
      2. We need new hearts (Ezek 36:26)
      3. We need the Spirit abiding in us so that the things that build peace are internal to us (Rom 8:6, Gal 5:22-23)
    3. The world will never know peace until the world knows Jesus!

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