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Confess Your Sins To One Another, Pray For One Another (James 5:13-18)

Dale Mercer, September 20, 2015
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

What is the natural response of the Christian when we struggle with sin? Should we hide it? Should we ignore it? The Bible shows us the need to turn to our brethren for help. Listen as we consider the instruction to confess our sins to one another and to pray for one another.

Tags: Christian Living, Confession, Discipleship, Fellowship, Love, Prayer, Sin

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James 5:13–18 (Listen)

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you 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. 15 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. 16 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. 17 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. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

(ESV)

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