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James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.

James 5:1-6
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Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
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Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
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Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
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Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
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You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
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You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

  1. What does James tell the rich to do?
    James 5:1
    Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
  2. What does he say about their riches and garments?
    James 5:2
    Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
  3. What is a witness against them?
    James 5:3
    Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
  4. Who have they cheated?
    James 5:4
    Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
  5. To whom has the cries of the reapers reached?
    James 5:4
    Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
  6. How have the rich lived on the earth?
    James 5:5
    You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
  7. Who have the rich condemned and murdered?
    James 5:6
    You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

James 5:7-8

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:7-8
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Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
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You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

  1. How long are we to be patient?
    James 5:7
    Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
  2. How is the farmer an example for us?
    James 5:7
    Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
  3. Why must we be patient and establish our hearts?
    James 5:8
    You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:9-12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes," be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into judgment.

James 5:9-12
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Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
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As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
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Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
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But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

  1. Why must we not grumble against one another?
    James 5:9
    Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
  2. Who is standing at the door?
    James 5:9
    Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
  3. What example did the prophets give us?
    James 5:10
    As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
  4. Who do we count as blessed?
    James 5:11
    Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
  5. How are we not to swear?
    James 5:12
    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
  6. What are we to let our yes be?
    James 5:12
    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
  7. What are we to let our no be?
    James 5:12
    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
  8. What do we not want to fall into?
    James 5:12
    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

James 5:13-18

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

James 5:13-18
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Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

  1. What should those who are suffering do?
    James 5:13
    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
  2. If you are cheerful, what should you do?
    James 5:13
    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
  3. What should you do if you are sick?
    James 5:14
    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.
  4. What are the elders to do?
    James 5:14
    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.
  5. How will the prayer of faith help?
    James 5:15
    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.
  6. If you have committed sins, what will happen?
    James 5:15
    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.
  7. Who should we confess our trespasses to?
    James 5:16
    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.
  8. Why should we pray for one another?
    James 5:16
    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.
  9. What does theeffective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avail?
    James 5:16
    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.
  10. How was Elijah an example to this?
    James 5:17
    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.
  11. What did he do again, and what happened?
    James 5:18
    Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

James 5:19-20

Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins

James 5:19-20
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My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,
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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.

  1. If anyone among you wanders from the truth, what should happen?
    James 5:19
    My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,
  2. If you turn him back, what will happen?
    James 5:20
    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.
  3. What will this cover?
    James 5:20
    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.
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