SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SEE FOR YOURSELF

by Johnny Hunt


SEE FOR YOURSELF

James l:16-18



INTRODUCTION: Contrast between Satan's temptations and God's
goodness.

What does it take to discourage you?

I. GOD'S COMPASSION. v.l6

Don't make the mistake; be quiet sure about it; don't be
mislead. God has a deep and abiding interest in everyone
of us.

II. GOD'S CLAIM. v.l7

A. UNSELFISH. l7a

1. What God Gives Is Good

"gift" - noun; perfect gifts. God's gifts have
nothing in them to cause us grief.

2. The Way God Gives Is Good

"gift" - act of giving; motive and measure;
giving
that has good intentions; designed to help and
to bless.





3. When God Gives Is Good

"cometh down" - present participle; constantly.
II Samuel l2:7-8 David forgot God's goodness.
Gen. 39:8-9 Joseph remembered God's goodness.

Satan never gives any gifts because you end up
paying for them dearly. God's gifts are better
than Satan's bargains.

B. UNCHANGING. l7b

Refers to the heavenly l ...

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