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James 4: 11-17 Sanctified Speech

Date: July 19, 2020/Speaker: Jon Rumley

Romans 1: 29-30

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malace. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deciet, maliciousness. … They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, …

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fewar that perhaps when I come I may find you not as i wish, and that you find me not as you wish – that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

1 Peter 2:1

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Sanctified Speech…Is accountable 4:11-12

  1. Is accountable 4:11-12
    1. A command to obey 4:11a
      1. Douglass Moo: “Quarrels over most issues usually end up including personal attacks and judgmental attitudes.”
    2. An emphatic explanation 4:11b-12
      1. Violate the law 4:11b
        1. Leviticus 19.16-18
        2. Romans 12:9-10
        3. Romans 12:14
      2. Usurp God’s position 4:12
        1. 2 Timothy 2:24-26
  2. Humbles itself 4:13-16
    1. Our Speech sets our agenda 4:13
    2. Our limitations do not support our confidence 4:14-15
    3. Our arrogance condemns us 4:16
  3. Does right 4:17
    1. Francis de Sales: “The business of finding fault is very easy, and that of doing better very difficult.”