Passage: James 5:7–5:20
Sunday Sermon: Dec 10th, 2017
“He that loveth not my dog loveth not me. Not that a man should love my dog first, but if a man loved me, the love wherewith he loved me would compel him to love my dog, though my dog deserved it not, yea, though the dog had done him a displeasure, yet if he loved me, the same love would refrain him from revenging himself, and cause him to refer the vengeance unto me . . . If I loved God purely, nothing that my neighbour could do were able to make me either hate him, either to take vengeance on him myself, seeing that God hath commanded me to love him, and to remit all vengeance unto him.” William Tyndale
James’s directions for a brave heart to those who, by the Word of Truth, are the result of Christ’s work, James 1:18.
James 5:7-8 To have a brave heart in waiting for the Lord’s coming.
James 5:9 To never grumble, knowing that the Judge is at the door.
James 5:12 To set a guard over my mouth.
James 5:13 To speak to God in prayer whenever I suffer.
James 5:14 To sing praises to God whenever I am cheerful.
James 5:14 To ask for the prayers of others when I am sick.
James 5:15 To confess it freely whenever I have failed.
James 5:15 To pray with and for one another when I am together with others.
James 5:19 To speak words of restoration when I see another wander.