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  1. FAITH ACTIVATED God motives Isaiah 1:10-20 James 4:1-12

  2. OUTSIDE (1,2,3.5) INSIDE (3.5,4,5)

  3. ‘The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.’

  4. ‘The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.’

  5. “Search me, O God, and know my heart!”

  6. Why?

  7. Why do Christians fall out with each other? Why do people kill other people? Why do we all covet, quarrel and fight? Why don’t we get what we pray for? And the answer is …. ‘I did it my way!’

  8. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart

  9. TEST RESULTS 1 Frustrated desires (1) 2 Wrong motives (3) 3 Worldly friendships (4) 4 Ungodly pride (6)

  10. Are you enjoying this?? “My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t lose heart when he rebukes you. The Lord disciplines those whom he loves, and punishes everyone he accepts as his child” Hebrews 12:5,6

  11. “For the first time I examined myself with a seriously practical purpose. And there I found what appalled me: a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds. My name was Legion.” C.S. Lewis

  12. THE PRESCRIPTION 1 Submit to God (7) 2 Resist the Devil (7) 3 Come near to God (8) 4 Wash your hands (8) 5 Purify your hearts (8) 6 Grieve, mourn and wail (9) 7 Change your laughter and joy into mourning and gloom (9) 8 Humble yourselves (10)

  13. ‘Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.’ Ecclesiastes 7:6 ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ Who? Why?

  14. Life isFRAGILE

  15. “JESUS on every page …. !”

  16. “JESUS on every page …”? Who turns God’s enemies into his friends? (4) Who is the giver of grace? (6) Who turns proud people into humble people? (6) Who shows us how to resist the devil? (7) How has God come near to us? (8) Who can wash the hands of sinners and make them pure? (8)

  17. Divine instructor, gracious Lord - be now and always near … teach me to love your sacred word and view my Saviour here!