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Morning Outline: James 1:5-8
Wisdom is Found by Seeking God
Opening illustration: Tsunami Debris
I. We all still lack wisdom
II. Trust the character of God
A. Do not doubt He will give
B. Do not doubt what He gives is good
Elton Trueblood: Faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservations.
III. Grow through application
A. Do with what you know
B. Grow in what you know
1. Read for wisdom: Proverbs;
2: listen for wisdom: the wise;
3: pay attention;
4: be practical;
5: write it down
Questions for Listening
1: Should we all be wise?
2: Where does wisdom come from?
3: Is wisdom easy to get?
4: Do doubts keep us from receiving anything from God?
5: Is God stingy?
6: Is God picky about who gets what He gives?
7: Does God get angry when we ask for what we do not have?
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February 3 PM Matthew 4:1-11 Spiritual Warfare
Introduction: Recognize the enemy
I. Led by the Spirit---walking in obedience will put us into trouble spots
II. Tempted by the Devil---or by some lesser evil minion of his
III. Response: The WORD of God!
IV. Remember your Armor: Ephesians 6:10-17
Ephesians 6:10–17 (NASB95)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
V. Have the Word
VI. Understand the Word
VII. Use it.
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