Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am

It would be hard to imagine a more fitting and more practical conclusion to the best manuals on pastoral counseling you’ll find anywhere. James isn’t content with the idea of him being the only one working toward the “good” of the people of God. He turns, in these closing words, to his readers – to us – and calls us to take all that we have learned in this letter and work toward one another’s good as well.

James 5:19–20 tells us that we have a duty to one another. We have the responsibility of looking out for one another and coming to one another’s rescue whenever we see anyone slipping from the truth that’s in Christ, and sliding into sin. The truth of the matter is that we are all prone to wander.

If you were physically lost in a mountainous or wilderness region, and you had no sense of which direction you should go, would you want someone or some search team to come and locate you before something tragically happened to you? Of course, you would; anyone would desire to be rescued.

James tells us in these verses that we are to be the “search and rescue team” for those that spiritually wander away. In fact, every believer/Christian has a responsibility to go out and look for the lost and straying. Who is it that you need to go to today?

Other Sermons in this Series

Prone to Wander

January 5, 2020

Praying for the Sick

December 15, 2019

When Life Happens, Pray!

December 8, 2019

Be Patient. He Is Coming!

November 24, 2019

Money Matters

November 17, 2019

Life Is Really Short

November 10, 2019

Who Elected You Judge?

November 3, 2019

A Case for Humility

October 27, 2019

The Pursuit of Pleasure

October 20, 2019

Where Real Wisdom Comes From

October 13, 2019

The Meanest Member of the Body

October 6, 2019

Real Faith Works

September 29, 2019

No Place for Partiality

September 22, 2019


September 15, 2019

God Is Good. All the Time.

September 8, 2019

Conquering Temptation

September 1, 2019

Your Perspective From Your Position

June 23, 2019