Service times: 9:00am, 11:15am, & 6:00pm
Join us as we continue our series in the book of James where Pastor Mark teaches through the life and scripture written through Jesus' little brother.
Week 15 Summary
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you...More 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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 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. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” - James 5:13-20
As a community of humble servants, what are we to do when we suffer or when we are cheerful? We ought turn to our Master. When we are sick, we take our weaknesses together to the only one who can heal us. When we recognize our sins, we take them also to the Lord, together in humble reliance upon Christ our Redeemer. There is no room for pride among us. None in Christ are superior to or more favored than the rest. We are brothers and sisters of Christ our Lord, equals bound through faith to our Father in heaven.