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Living In Big Brother’s Shadow

How do we respond to an increasingly angry culture?

An idea is a plan of action.

  • James 1:1 – Introduction
  • James 1:2-11 – Trials
  • James 1:12-18 – Temptations
  • James 1:19-27 – The Key

James is laying out how we are supposed to deal with an angry world. So, how should we respond to this world?

  • Restrain Yourself
    • Quick to listen. Slow to speak.
    • Anger hurts you.
    • Take off/Remove the things that produce anger.
  • Remember Who You Are
    • DWJD – Do What Jesus Did
    • Look at Him. Look to the Truth.
    • Stay Free
  • Respond With Love
    • v. 26-27
    • Measure your words.
    • Act with compassion.
    • Fight the power (of this world).
  • Reflect Jesus
    • Romans 5:3-8
      • But God,
      • while we were still sinners, (Restraint)
      • showed His great love for us, (Remember)
      • by sending Christ to die for us. (Respond)