Archive for the ‘James’ Category

Find a Friend

I love that this came up recently, because again it is about prayer. We are responsible to each other, more specifically our Christian brothers and sisters. We need to help each other out. To do that, we must be vulnerable. We have to find people to confide it. We have to take advice and learn [...]

Pilate’s Struggles

John 18 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My [...]

How to remove a multitude of sins.

James 5:19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. This is part of the Great Commission. However, the book of [...]

Bring this Back

James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. The book of James references [...]

Each of us has something to confess.

James 5: 16 Confess your trespasses[e] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. This is how you keep a clear conscience. This is how you keep your thoughts from betraying you. This is how we strengthen ourselves. This is [...]

The Healed and Forgiven

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. So the prayer in faith for healing goes hand in hand with the prayer for forgiveness? Maybe that is why Matthew 9:4 says: 4 But Jesus, knowing [...]

Yes be Yes.

So at the tail end of Patience and Persevering, we have this scripture: James 5:12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. This is how you stay on a path of [...]

Patience for what?

Im going to go out on a ledge a little today. Smack dab in the middle of section entilted Patience and Persevering is this: James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.[c] Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! ?? Well if we back up to chapter 4, we [...]

Be Patient, the Lord is at hand

James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See howthe farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. We wait like a farmer waits for [...]

Wage of the Worker

Lets start by saying the Lord is not condemning people who have stuff. He is condemning those who are defined by their money. Those who worship their money. Now, while most of us would skip verses regarding being very rich, I think it is important to gleam everything we can. For instance, in James 5: [...]