The Place of Prayer

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Sep. 27, 2020

Sermon Outline

THE PLACE OF PRAYER
 James 5:13-20

Introduction:   The theme of James’ letter is “that is genuine faith?” We exercise that faith whenever we pray.  Prayer is our greatest privilege, responsibility, source of power and greatest failure.  

  1. WHEN TO PRAY
  1. When in Trouble of Any Kind (v. 13)
  2. When Happy (v. 13)
  3. When Physically Sick (v. 14)
  4. When Spiritually Sick (v. 15, 16, 19, 20)
  1. CONDITIONS OF EFFECTIVE PRAYER
  1. In Community (v. 14)
  1. Elder represent the church
  2. In the name of the Lord
  1. With Confidence (v. 15)
  1. Biblical Kinds of Sickness
  2. Attitudes towards Healing
  3. Why isn’t everyone healed?

                * Example of the Apostle Paul

                * All healing is partial and temporary

  1. With Confession (v. 15)
  1. Unburdening
  2. Mutual accountability and Mutual confession
  1. HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PRAY
  1. Ask (James 4:2)
  2. With Right Motives (James 4:3)
  3. By Cleaning Up Sin (James 5:16)
  4. In Faith (James 1:6)

Conclusion:   How important is prayer to you?   To the congregation?  Our actions reveal our priorities.