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The Book of James – The Power of Prayer James 5:16-20

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Introduction

Our final post continues the thought introduced in our last post on prayer.  This is also our last lesson on the series we started back in November of last year.  I hope you have enjoyed the series; I for one have enjoyed bringing it to you.

Pray for Each Other

In verse 16 James challenges us to be concerned with, and pray for, each other.  The latter part of this verse is often quoted “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  There is power in prayer and to those who pray, faith believing, God will hear and answer.  James describes the manner of prayer as “effectual fervent” prayer.  It would stand to reason that we examine this manner of prayer so our prayers would be heard. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What a Difference a Day Makes – 1 Kings 19

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Introduction

My post centers around one of the best known figures in the bible, Elijah.  Of all the wondrous things he did by the power of God the greatest, to me anyway, was the calling down of fire from heaven to consume a sacrifice.

This is a very well-known event so I’ll just recap the events leading up to the fire coming down from heaven.  These events are recorded in 1 Kings 16:29 – 18:40. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant

 

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