Set It On Fire

Set It On Fire

[Sermon Notes]
“What is the cause of your conflicts and quarrels with each other? Doesn’t the battle begin inside of you as you fight to have your own way and fulfill your own desires? You jealously want what others have so you begin to see yourself as better than others. You scheme with envy and harm others to selfishly obtain what you crave—that’s why you quarrel and fight. And all the time you don’t obtain what you want because you won’t ask God for it! And if you ask, you won’t receive it for you’re asking with corrupt motives, seeking only to fulfill your own selfish desires. You have become spiritual adulterers who are having an affair, an unholy relationship with the world. Don’t you know that flirting with the world’s values places you at odds with God? Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy! Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”? But he continues to pour out more and more grace upon us. For it says, God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.” So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you. Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting. Feel the pain of your sin, be sorrowful and weep! Let your joking around be turned into mourning and your joy into deep humiliation. Be willing to be made low before the Lord and he will exalt you!”
‭‭James 4:1-10‬ ‭TPT‬‬
  1. Surrender to God
  2. Resist the devil
  3. Move closer to God
  4. Cleanse your life
  5. Keep your heart pure
  6. Stop doubting
  7. Feel the conviction
  8. Humble yourself
Surrender to God
understanding that your life is not your own
You’ve been bought with a price
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. He desires to live in you. He wants His actions to be our actions.
Softened hearts. Tenderheartedness- so God can penetrate it
Barriers: wanting control, thinking we know best
Resist the devil
the enemy goes about like a roaring lion, seeking who to devour
He’s cunning
He knows our weakness and pushes us in the direction of them
God doesn’t tempt us
What tempts you? Lust, boys/girls, alcohol/substance abuse, desire for affection/attention, agreeing with the devil “you are dumb, stupid” etc…, insecurities, jealousy
Move closer to God
Make room for Him
Seek Him & find Him
Move closer to His standards/will/ideals
The secret is in your everyday. Do you live close to God
Prayer, fellowship, bible reading
Cleanse your life
Titus 2:11, the grace of God has been given to you so you can say no to ungodliness
You can live above sin
Dissociate yourself from the sin that besets us.
The presence of God cleanses us
Come boldly to the throne of grace
Keep your heart pure
purity of heart is something to be fought for
Guard your heart with all diligence
Stop doubting
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
doubt your doubts before you doubt your God
Take your doubts humbly to God
Expect Him to show Himself off
He’s not afraid of your questions
Feel the conviction
feel the pain associated with sin
Jesus died and didn’t rise again straight away
Don’t be afraid to mourn the effects of sin
Godly sorrow produces righteousness
Humble yourself
change your perspective of God and yourself.
He gives grace to the humble
How low can you go

With love,

Ify Alexis Lee

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