Real Life Week 7 “Speaking Against Means Thinking Against”

Real Life – Part 7

Speaking Against Means Thinking Against



In chapter 4, James has ___________ and _________-centeredness on his mind.


__________________ determines __________________.



Big idea: “__________________” against reveals “_______________” against.

James 4:11-12

11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister[a] or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?


In today’s world, words can _______________ in ways they never could before.



The Old Testament speaks against speaking against God and men ___________ than any other sin.



The very first sin in the Bible begins with ______________.



  1. Speaking _______________ my brother reveals I am not really __________ my brother.



“Speaking against” does not mean _______________ someone or _______________ them you think they are wrong.



James has in mind judging with a ______________ or _________________ attitude.

James 5:9

Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

If I speak against you I reveal what I _____________ about you.



A consistent pattern of ________________ is not consistent with following Jesus.



  1. Speaking against another reveals a ________________ view of God’s word.



Is the word of God “____________” or do we have a ___________ to say what we think?



Jesus followers are not to ____________ God’s word but to be _______________ by God’s word.



If this is what ________ believe…will it _______ how we behave??



  1. Speaking against another puts us in the ____________ of God.



God can ___________ ______________ you and me anytime He wants…and He frequently ____________.



God is both the __________ and _______________ of the law.