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The Power of Prayer in Our Lives

The Power of Prayer in Our Lives

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” – James 5:16  Have you ever had someone confess to you deep, dark things you had no business knowing? Perhaps someone clearly wronged you and never bothered to apologize. Confession can... continue reading


The Power of Faith in Our Lives

The Power of Faith in Our Lives

“Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and... continue reading


Saying What You Mean, Meaning What You Say

Saying What You Mean, Meaning What You Say

“Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “yes” mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no,’ so that you won’t fall under judgment”- James 5:12 I was about 10 when my dad handed me a large spoon, piled high with all of my least... continue reading


You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

“Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience. 11 See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome that the Lord brought about—the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” – James 5:10-11 Earlier this week,... continue reading


Enduring Trials with Patience

Enduring Trials with Patience

“You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!” – James 5:8-9 Yesterday we saw how James called the church to be patient in light of the Lord’s coming. In... continue reading


God Hears the Oppressed

God Hears the Oppressed

“Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who mowed your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.” – James 5:4 “Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it... continue reading