By Michael Catt
*The following outline is taken from Pastor Michael Catt’s sermon series on James. You can find the message at https://sherwoodbaptist.net/bookstore/products/james-series/254/
I. Presumption Number One: Planning Your Future Without God. v. 1-10 deals with out lust for PLEASURE and our failure to seek a loving God.
v. 11-12 deals with our propensity to JUDGE one another and play God.
v. 13-17 deals with our UNPRAYED OVER PLANS that omit God from His rightful place in our lives.
|“today or tomorrow”-||A PLAN constructed.|
|“such and such a city” –||A PLACE chosen.|
|“spend a year there” –||A PERIOD calculated.|
|“make a profit” –||A PURPOSE considered.|
II. Presumption Number Two: Presuming To Know The Future. “vapor”
III. Presumption Number Three: Postponing What Should Be Done Today. v. 15, 16; Proverbs 27:l; Jeremiah 9:23,24 “boast”
Pride of POWER
Pride of KNOWLEDGE
Pride of GOODNESS
Practical suggestions to avoid presumption:
2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.