Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. —James 5:16 ESV Kim Riddlebarger: What is the most important thing that a persecuted and suffering church can do? The answer is so obvious that … More Prayer is not a magical “abracadabra”
John Piper, in a sermon “The Elders, the People, and the Prayer of Faith” In James 5:13–18 we see at least three kinds of praying not just one. And all three of them are ways of praying for people who are sick or suffering in some way. You can’t use this text to say there … More NOT Just One Way to Pray
October 12 James 5:13-20 (ESV) The Prayer of Faith 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And … More October 12 James 5:3-20
Are you ever struck by how God seems to speak directly to us through multiple Bible passages, saying the same things and reinforcing the message? Today, a unifying theme seems to run throughout our readings: God’s purposes and plans in our lives may not be clear, but we can trust in His grace and mercy. … More A unifying theme: God’s purposes
October 11 James 5:7-12 (ESV) Patience in Suffering 7 Be patient, therefore, brothers,  until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the … More October 11 James 5:7-12
James 5:2-3 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, in a sermon series on James: The problem is not with wealth itself. … More What are you trusting…wealth or grace?
October 10 James 5:1-6 (ESV) Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You … More October 10 James 5:1-6