Archive for the ‘James’ Category

Pray, and get nothing.

James 1 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the [...]

Count it all Joy

James 1 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Two VERY important messages from my commentary today: Patience is the ancient Greek [...]

God’s Slave

James 1 James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. Knowing that this James was the half-brother of Jesus makes his self-introduction all the more significant. He did not proclaim himself “the brother of Jesus” but only a bondservant of God and of [...]

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 [...]