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The Battle of Wants

September 30, 2018 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: James

Scripture: James 4:1–4:6

"The Battle of Wants"

James 4:1-6

September 30, 2018



I.   What we want is not what we really want. James 4:1-3


II.  Getting what we really want means a daily battle with what we want. James 4:2,        

      Galatians 5:17.



III. What we want (in the flesh) is in league with the world. James 4:4-5, 

      2 Timothy 4:10, Hebrews 11:25-26.



IV.  The beginning of a solution: God's grace. James 4:6.


Questions for relflection:


  • Why is the question, 'What do you want?' complicted?
  • What does this teach us bout humanity in a fallen world?W
  • What is the solution that James hints at (4:6) to the problem of fallen human desires?

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