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How to Stop Playing God

James: Developing a Faith That Works – 1/27/2019

How To Quit Playing God


James 4:11-12  Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor?


  1. Slander - What Is It?


               Do Christians do it?


                              Rom 1:29-30


                              1 Peter 2:11-12,  3:16


  1. Slander - What Is It Really!


               Is judgement always wrong?


                              1 Cor 5:13-


               Is such judgement ever right?

                              Ps. 50:16 & 20

                              Ps 101:4-5

                              Num 14:36-37


               It is really judgement of…

                              Lev. 19:16

                              James 2:8

                              Rom 2:13

               Prov 10:18


  1. Slanderer - Who Do You Really Think You Are?


               You are acting like…


               You are not up to the task


                              1 Cor. 4:3-5


                We all do it, but how can you know…..


               Col 3:8-14

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