Drawing Near to God Part 2

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Drawing Near to God Part 2

 

Drawing Near to God – Part 2

James 4:7b-10

  1. Verse 7b
  2. The Command – “Resist the devil …”
  3. The Promise – “…and he will flee from you!”
  4. Verse 8a
  5. The Command – “Draw near to God…”
  6. The Promise – “…He will draw near to you”

III.        Verses 8b-10

  1. The Command(s) – “Cleanse your hands… purify your hearts… Be afflicted… mourn… weep; let                                    laughter be turned to mourning… joy to gloom; humble yourself…”
  2. The Promise – “…He will exalt you.”

Drawing Near to God

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Drawing Near to God

 

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Drawing Near to God – Part I

I.

The characteristics of humility at SGC
James 4:6 c

II.

The characteristics of letting God speak at SGC
James 4:6 b

III.

Submission is the outworking of a humble heart at SGC – James 4:7 a

IV.

The characteristics of Grace at SGC
James 4:6 a


Friendship with the World

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Friendship with the World

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Friendship with the World

I Exposing the Source of Worldliness
James 4:1

II Reason for Worldliness
James 4:2-3

III The Adulterous Character of Worldliness
James 4:4

IV The Divine Response to Worldliness
James 4:5-6


True Wisdom!

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True Wisdom!

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

True Wisdom!

I. True wisdom is knowing God in a life changing relationship.

A. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

II. False wisdom

A. The Motives

1. Selfish- self-centered & consumed with ego fulfillment.

B. The Characteristics (James 3:15)

1. Earthly-

2. Sensual-

3. Demoniacal-

C. The Result (James 3:16)

III. True Wisdom

A. The Motive

1. Purity

B. The Characteristics (James 3:17)

1. Peaceable-

2. Gentle-

3. Reasonable-

4. Full of Mercy-

5. Full of Good Fruits-

6. Impartial-

7. Sincere-

C. The Result (James 3:18)


Wisdom: Mine or God’s?

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Wisdom: Mine or God’s?

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church


False Wisdom

A. The manifestation of false wisdom

James 3:14 – This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.

B. The characteristics of false wisdom

James 3:15 – For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

C. The outcome of false wisdom

James 3:16 – But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.


The Gentleness of Wisdom

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The Gentleness of Wisdom

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

The Gentleness of Wisdom

I. Time
A. Make the most of every opportunity.   Eph. 5:16-18; Eph. 4:29
B. Value each day to put others first.  Ps. 90:12

II. Gentleness with others.  Phil 4:5; Col. 4:5-6

III. Meekness before God.  James 4:6-8

IV. Bitter Zeal.
  Remember where you came from! 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 2 Tim. 4:2

V. Selfish Ambition.
  Notice me, please!  1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Peter 1:17

VI. Lie against the truth.  Gen. 3:1 


Wisdom: Keep It Simple

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>Wisdom: Keep it Simple

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A Sermon by James Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church


Wisdom: Keep It Simple
James 3:13-18

I. Wisdom:

Matt 5:14-16, Daniel 2:20, Col 2:3, Philippians 2:4

II. Knowledge:


Am I a Biblical Believer? in a Biblical Church?

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Jim Garbutt 4-25-21

I. A Biblical Believer:

a. Has a high view of sin. Jer. 1 7:9

b. Knows ‘all have sinned ‘ Rm. 3:23 ; Ecc. 7:20; Rm. 3:10

c. Views all ‘their ‘ sins as utterly sinful. Mt. 7:3 -5

II. A Biblical Church will:

a. Affirm & Assert the Truth of Scripture; I Tim.
3:15;2 Tim. 3 :16; John 17: 17

b. Alarm and Assert the Imago Dei: Rev. 5:9 -10


THE BLESSINGS OF THE TONGUE

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THE BLESSINGS OF THE TONGUE

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A Sermon by Pastor Jim Garbutt, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

“THE BLESSINGS OF THE TONGUE”
“For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.” James 3:2

I. The Perfect Man…
a. Maturity by trial (James 1:4)
b. Maturity by words & deeds (2 Cor. 5:20; Col. 3:17)
c. Maturity with a single purpose (Phil.1:6; 1 Cor 9:24-26; Rm. 8:28-29)

II. Able to Bridle…
a. Negative potential (Proverbs 18:21; 8:3; 12:18; 1 Peter 3:9
b. Positive potential  ( The answer is Yes! – John 10:10)

III. The Whole Body
a. The whole person is defiled! (Mk 7:20)
b. The “circle of life” is blessed! (John 1:14; John 7:46)

 


Ordination of Jim Garbutt & Farewell Charge to the Church

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Ordination & Farewell Charge to the Church

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

“Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;”. 1 Peter 5.2a NKJV

-ORDINATION CHARGE-

1. Shepherd the Flock
  1 Peter 5:2a Shepard the flock of God that is among you, (also Jn 21:15-17; Eph 4:11-14)

2. Protect the Flock
1 Pet 5:2b exercising oversight, (also Jer 23:1)

3. Love the Flock
  1 Pet 5:2c not under compulsion, but voluntarily.

4. Sacrifice for the Flock
  1 Pet 5:2d not for sordid gain, but eagerly; (also Jn 10:12-14)

5. Lead the Flock
  1 Pet 5:3a not domineering over those in your charge, (also Ezek 34:4)

6. Example to the Flock
  1 Pet 5:3b but being examples to the flock.  (also Acts 14:23)

 

-FAREWELL CHARGE TO THE CHURCH-

I. MY PRAYER: MAY YOU GROW IN THE GRACE OF GOD

  A. CULTIVATING GROWTH

1. GROWING IS CONSTANT REPETITION (Mt 13; Lk 8:15; II Tim 4:7; Heb 12:1; Rev 2:10)

2. GROWING IS A NECESSITY FOR LIFE (Jn 3:3; Phil 3:13)

3. GROWING IS GRADUAL

  B. FOUNDED ON GRACE

1. GRACE IS THE FOUNDATION

2. GRACE IS THE KEY TO A RELATIONSHIP (Eph 2:8; II Cor 12:9; I Pet 5:5)

3. GRACE IS THE OPPOSITE OF WORKS (Rom 4:4-5)

II. MY PRAYER: MAY YOU GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

 A. CONNECTION BY KNOWLEDGE

1. RELIABILITY

2. RELATIONSHIP (Jn 14:21)

3. RELATIONSHIP (Jn 14:21)

 B. PROGRESS TOWARD BEING LIKE CHRIST

1. RESEMBLANCE (I Tim 4:7)

2. REINFORCE