4 Types of Christians who "Have Not" (James 4:1-17)

Pastor Jared Shumate, September 29, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Sunday Morning, September 29th, 2019 - 4 Types of Christians who "Have Not" - Pastor Jared Shumate

What type of Christian are you? That's a pretty loaded question isn't it? There's a lot of potential answers to that question. Are you a committed Christian? Content? Maybe you're a closet Christian.

The book of James talked about people who have not. When we apply those criteria to Christians we can see four types of Christians who have not. This morning Pastor Jared takes us through these four types of Christians and challenges us to examine our heart to see if we fall into one of the categories.

So what kind of Christian are you? Are you one, or more, of these types of Christians who have not?

Note - this is an object lesson sermon. We recommend watching the love stream from this sermon to get the full effect of the visual examples used.

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James 4:1-17

1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11Speak 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. 12There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? 13Go 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: 14Whereas 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. 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (KJV)

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