“Don't run to planning. Run to Jesus.”

January 19, 2020 

James explains the way humility works itself out in our life in a surprising area: the way we plan. We are usually over-confident in our ability to plan our lives, even though our plans rarely work out as intended. James teaches us that the Lord's will is bigger and better than our will, and when we ground ourselves in the gospel our plans will be made from a place of security and peace. 

Application Questions

  1. Are you the kind of person who feels better when you have a plan? Why do you think making a plan puts your mind at ease? 
  2. How does it help to pretend you have control over your life? How does it hurt? 
  3. How does the gospel free you from trying to control your life? 
  4. What is something in your life that makes you want to grab for control? What would it look like for you to trust God in that area and make a humble, wise plan instead of an anxious, controlling plan? 

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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