The Controlling Wisdom

October 21, 2018 ()

Bible Text: James 3:13-18 |

Series:

James 3:13-18, The Controlling Wisdom

Intro:

A. Search for Guiding Wisdom, Jas.3:13

1. Examination, (James 3:13a)

a. WISE

b. UNDERSTANDING

2. Demonstration, (James 3:13b)

a. GOOD BEHAVIOR

b. DEEDS OF GENTLENESS

B. Indicators and Source of False Wisdom, Jas.3:14-16

1. Characteristics, (James 3:14)

a. BITTER JEALOUSY (James 3:14a)

b. SELFISH AMBITION (James 3:14b)

c. ARROGANCE (James 3:14c)

d. REPUDIATES THE TRUTH (James 3:14d)

2. Description, (James 3:15)

a. EARTHLY (James 3:15a)

b. NATURAL (James 3:15b)

c. DEMONIC (James 3:15c)

3. Consequences, (James 3:16)

a. DISORDER (James 3:16a)

b. EVERY EVIL THING (James 3:16b)

C. Need for Godly Wisdom, Jas.3:17-18

1. Contrasted, (James 3:17a)

2. Characterized, (James 3:17b)

a. PURE

b. SELFISH AMBITION

c. GENTLE

d. REASONABLE

e. FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS

f. UNWAVERING

g. WITHOUT HYPOCRISY

3. Consequence, (James 3:18)

a. FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

b. SEED SOWN IN PEACE