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Pastor Gearl Spicer, April 14, 2024
Part of the Ready For The Adventure series, preached at a Sunday Online service

James 5:13–20

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.

19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, 20 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.

Sermon Notes

Ready For The Adventure
Ready to Pray
James 5:13-20

How would you evaluate your prayer life?

Believe beyond what you hear!
Believe beyond what you face!
Believe He rules over all!

*Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16

*When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in the mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, what are doing here, Elijah? I Kings 19:13

*Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:13

*Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Living out the Adventure with Energy –

I. Pain positions us to pray – James 5:13

II. Prayer is the answer to our agony James 5:14-15

III. Confession keeps our hearts pure – James 5:16a

IV. Effectiveness is key to accomplishing all He intended- James 5:16b

V. Showers of blessings come as we pray – James 5:17-18

VI. Act in faith to impact those who are wandering – James 5:19-20

What do you need to pray about energetically today?