The Power of Prayer
13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.15 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! 18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
Restore Wandering Believers
19 My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, 20 you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
The conclusion of what it means for us, as human beings, to follow Christ.
Our Confidence (v. 13)
- Good times and bad
- Prayer and Praise
- Look up!
- Place our confidence in Christ alone.
Our Condition (v. 14-15)
- Affects of the fall.
Our Care (v. 16-18)
- Intercessory Prayer
Our Charge (v. 19-20)
- Bring back
We are here to help each other to endure and survive to the end.