Sermon Notes 2023 09 10 AM

September 10, 2023 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#21 in series)

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Undivided: Godly Wisdom


James 3:17-18


Big Question: “Who among you is wise and understanding?”


Big Truth 1: When asserting wisdom, our claims are evaluated by our conduct. (v. 13)


Big Truth 2: When pursuing wisdom, our course is determined by our source. (vv. 14-18)


  • The motivation of worldly wisdom is bitter jealousy and selfish ambition. (v. 14)


  • The origin of worldly wisdom is earthly (the world), natural (the flesh), and demonic (the devil). (v. 15)


  • The results of worldly wisdom bring disorder and every evil thing. (v. 16)


  • The _____ of godly wisdom (v. 17)


According to verse 17, there are specific characteristics associated with godly wisdom.

- _____
(free from contamination or defilement)


- Peaceable
(_____ peace is always an outgrowth of purity.)


- _____
(equitable, fitting, moderate, forbearing, courteous, considerate)


- Reasonable
(without disputing, _____, compliant; willing to yield)


- Full of _____ and good fruits
(God’s wisdom makes life full, not empty.)


- Unwavering
(not parted or _____)


- Without _____
(The wisdom of God is not about appearance; it’s open and honest.)


  • The _____ of godly wisdom (v. 18)


We reap what we sow. The Christian who follows God’s wisdom will sow the fruit of righteousness and reap the _____ of God. The person who follows the world’s wisdom will sow the seeds of _____ and reap every evil thing.