Who Are Your Friends?
A. Such a mindset results in fights and quarrels produced by our own evil desires - James 4:1
B. Such people even covet and kill, but they still donít receive what they want - James 4:2
C. They donít get what they want because they donít as God - James 4:2
D. Even when they do ask God, they still donít get what they want because their motives are wrong - James 4:3
E. Their friendship with the world causes them to become enemies with God - James 4:4
F. Such people even try to be friends with God and the world at the same time - James 4:8
G. They slander one another - James 4:11
II. A Correct Mindset:† Let God be your friend - James 4:6-10
A. Such people are treated with grace by God - James 4:6
B. They are humble and therefore, God lifts them up - James 4:10
C. They submit themselves to God and resist Satan - James 4:7
D. They come near to God and therefore, he comes near to them - James 4:8
III. Conclusion - Donít try to cultivate friendship with the world; the Christian can only have God as his friend - I John 2:15-17
IV. Memory Verse - James 4:4
1. When one speaks against his brother, what does he make of himself?† See verse 11-12.† Why is this bad?
2. According to James 4:6-10, what do we need to do to become friends of God?