James 4:13-17
If God Wills

The Apostle James is concerned that some Christians go about their business without any reference to their Lord.  No, says James.  Any plans should be submitted to our Lord and recognize his sovereignity.

Sermon Outline

Three sins
  • The sin of presumption
    • the future is uncertain
    • life is brief
  • The sin of boasting
  • The sin of omission
The better way
  • There's nothing wrong with planning
  • Doing God's will should be paramount in our planning
  • Seek God's guidance when planning
    • know our Maker's will for us
    • pray
    • take counsel
    • look at circumstances
    • how do you feel?
  • Recognize God's sovereignty
  • Plan 'deo volente'