Pray at All Times, in All Circumstances (James 5:13-14)
Respond with Personal Prayer (James 5:13)
Request Intercessory Prayer (James 5:14)
Prayer Changes Things (James 5:15-16)
Prayer Restores and Renews (James 5:15)
There’s Healing Potential within a Praying Community (James 5:16)
Prayer + Righteousness = Transformational Power (James 5:16-18)
God uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things
Answers to Prayer are Within the Reach of Any Believer
Where Prayer Focuses, Power Falls
Authentic Endurance / James 5:7-11
How does God want us to respond when we’ve been treated unfairly?
Where does the motivation to respond that way come from?
If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you’re going through isn’t the end of the story, it’s simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination. – Chuck Swindoll
1 Timothy 6:6-10
Prayer: plan nothing without petitioning God.
Practice: do nothing without the permission of God.
Jesus in Matthew 12:33-37
A. Abandonment of everything.
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. – Elisabeth Eliot
B. Available to all.
Two questions to monitor spiritual health:
Who am I trusting?
Why am I working?
God’s thinking on our differences:
a. God has made us in his image and our diversity reflects His glory (Genesis 1:26-27)
b. God’s character shows no favoritism (Romans 2:11, Ephesians 6:9, and Colossians 3:25)
c. The gospel breaks down ethnic barriers (Ephesians 2:14)
d. The nations–all ethnic groups–will be worshipping together around the throne at the end of history (Revelation 7:9-10)