Prayer is not a magical “abracadabra”

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”

October 12 James 5:3-20

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

October 11 James 5:7-12

October 11  James 5:7-12 (ESV) Patience in Suffering 7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, [1] 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

October 10 James 5:1-6

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

October 9 James 4:11-17

October 9  James 4:11-17 (ESV) 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. [1] The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only one lawgiver … More October 9 James 4:11-17

October 8 James 4:1-10

October 8  James 4:1-10 (ESV) Warning Against Worldliness 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions [1] are at war within you? [2] 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do … More October 8 James 4:1-10