The Enemy In Me | Faith Full, Part 9

August 14, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Faith-FULL, pt 9 – “The Enemy in Me”

James 3:16-18
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the  is first pure, then , , , full of  and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in  by those who make .

James 4:1
What causes quarrels and what causes  among you?

Proverbs 17:14
Starting a  is like ; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

Titus 3:1-2
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, , to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1. :

James 4:1-5
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you . You covet and cannot obtain, so you  and . You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because , to spend it on your passions. 4 You ! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a  makes himself an . 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns  that he has made to dwell in us”?

Despite our best efforts, 
The problem is not  but .

 and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that ?” (James 4:1)

The conflict you have 
is directly related to the conflict
you have .

Galatians 5:17
For the  are against the Spirit, and the  are against the flesh, for , to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Romans 7:24-25
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law  against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 ! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

2. :

James 4:6,8
But . Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”…8 Draw near to God, and .

I am a  but Jesus is the .
I caused  but God gives .

Romans 7:24-25
 from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through !

3. :

James 4:7-8
 yourselves therefore to God.  the devil, and he will flee from you. 8  to God, and he will draw near to you.

 – to come under someone else’s rank or authority.

His  often brings .
His  often leads to .

Isaiah 6:5
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For , and I live among a people of unclean lips, and , the Lord Almighty.”

Drawing near to God will change your life

James 4:8-10
, you sinners, and , you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and . Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your . 10  before the Lord, and .

Cleanse your hands ()
Purity your hearts ()
Mourn and weep ()
Humble yourselves ()

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