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As we walk through the series Forward Faith in the book of James, God is stirring our hearts. He is convicting and challenging us with His Word and transformation is taking place! Take some time to walk through these 10 questions from Pastor Jim Jeffery to challenge your heart from James 4: 1-10:


  1. Am I finding my greatest pleasure in God or Sin? (4:1-2)
  2. Am I praying regularly with right heart motivation? (4:2-3)
  3. Am I seeking to love and find friendship with God or the world? (4:4-5)
  4. Am I depending on God’s grace or self? (4:6)
  5. Am I humbling myself before God or walking in pride? (4:6,10)
  6. Am I submitting to God’s authority or self? (4:7)
  7. Am I resisting Satan or giving in to his temptation, lies and diversions? (4:7)
  8. Am I drawing closer to God or drifting away from Him? (4:8)
  9. Am I cleaning my hands from sin and my heart from a double mind? (4:8)
  10. Am I grieving over my sin or justifying it with excuses? (4:9)

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. -James 4: 1-10