My Fellow Christians

My Fellow Christians

James 4:11-17

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

There is only One Law-Giver (v11,12)

There is only One Life-Sustainer (v13,14)

There is only One Lord (v15)

James is calling the church body to a Higher Standard of Living


Don’t Judge Others – be concerned with what you are doing (v12)

To judge is Satan’s tool to enable Christ’s soldiers to destroy themselves


Plan Ahead – but make the most of Today by putting Christ in it (v14,15)

To not plan ahead is to not be a good stuart

If you put Christ in something, two things happen

It is guaranteed success

If will multiply beyond your imagination

So if life’s a vapor, which you chose it to be like?

Sour – something that no one would want a part of

Sweet – something that people think back on and want to emulate


Do what you know is Right – Don’t withhold it (v17)

Most of the time, when we make bad choices, we know it before we do it

To know the truth and not tell someone is the Sin of Omission

Don’t withhold encouragement to someone who needs it

When you’re wrong and wont admit it

When you withhold information that will help somebody

What are we waiting for,

we are not guaranteed tomorrow,

we should do something today

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