James – Session 12

James – Session 12

James 5:12-18 / Our Diagnosis James is wrapping up his exhortation to the Church in James 5:12-18. He wants to address another speech issue (5:12) and the concept of prayer and its place in the life of the believer (5:13-18). Use these questions below as you think through and meditate on the passage this week: How does James address his readers yet again in 5:12? How many things does James say we should not swear by in 5:12? What’s his reasoning for avoiding oaths in 5:12? How many reasons does James give for prayer or praise in 5:13-14? How many times does James reference sin, confession or forgiveness of sin in 5:15-16? Who does James reference as an example of a life lived in prayer in 5:17? Why do you think James thought it necessary to give an example of prayer in 5:17-18? As the Lord leads, read through James 5 this week. Meditate on James 5:12-18. Hide God’s Word in your heart...
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