First Fifteen

Saved from Sin (James 5:7-20)

November 22, 2020 Ron Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 14
First Fifteen
Saved from Sin (James 5:7-20)
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First Fifteen
Saved from Sin (James 5:7-20)
Nov 22, 2020 Season 4 Episode 14
Ron Oltmanns

Sin is all around us and certainly in us, even if it’s not popular to call it that.  The message of Jesus Christ is one of the few to take sin seriously and the only one to deal with it effectively.  James 5:7-20 shows us the key concern of this short letter and draws the major themes of the letter together so we will be active in winning people back from the way of sin.  

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  In this episode we finish praying through James, one of the General Letters filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  We see again today that James' letter is very gospel-centered and also rooted in the Jewish Torah.  

The last few verses of James show us the overriding concern that James has as he writes this letter.  There are two ways, wisdom and foolishness, and following the world's "wisdom" or pursuing its riches will lead us down the wrong way and encourage us to sin. James wants to be active in restoring people back from sin and praying with them and for them.  

At the beginning of the letter he told us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Now at the end, he says the same thing essentially but with different words:  be patient, don't grumble against a brother or swear an oath vainly, and instead of getting angry, love and forgive your brother.  

James also points to the example of Job and Elijah to encourage forbearance and faith, especially expressed through prayer.  The key application question is are you saved from sin beyond doubt?  If not, contact us.  If so, take the next step of faith and  win someone back from the path of sin.  

We have been using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .   You can find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a book on Matthew 1-7 that goes more in-depth into the Sermon on the Mount and Matthew 5.  It's called Journey with Jesus: Praying Your Way through Matthew's Gospel on Amazon (or ebook on Kindle). 

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)

Show Notes

Sin is all around us and certainly in us, even if it’s not popular to call it that.  The message of Jesus Christ is one of the few to take sin seriously and the only one to deal with it effectively.  James 5:7-20 shows us the key concern of this short letter and draws the major themes of the letter together so we will be active in winning people back from the way of sin.  

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  In this episode we finish praying through James, one of the General Letters filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  We see again today that James' letter is very gospel-centered and also rooted in the Jewish Torah.  

The last few verses of James show us the overriding concern that James has as he writes this letter.  There are two ways, wisdom and foolishness, and following the world's "wisdom" or pursuing its riches will lead us down the wrong way and encourage us to sin. James wants to be active in restoring people back from sin and praying with them and for them.  

At the beginning of the letter he told us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Now at the end, he says the same thing essentially but with different words:  be patient, don't grumble against a brother or swear an oath vainly, and instead of getting angry, love and forgive your brother.  

James also points to the example of Job and Elijah to encourage forbearance and faith, especially expressed through prayer.  The key application question is are you saved from sin beyond doubt?  If not, contact us.  If so, take the next step of faith and  win someone back from the path of sin.  

We have been using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .   You can find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a book on Matthew 1-7 that goes more in-depth into the Sermon on the Mount and Matthew 5.  It's called Journey with Jesus: Praying Your Way through Matthew's Gospel on Amazon (or ebook on Kindle). 

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)