The Prayer of Faith

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The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16)

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to be a praying people. Our Lord modeled devotion to prayer (Luke 11:1). He instructed that his disciples ought always to pray and not lose heart (Luke 18:1). The earliest Christians devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 2:42). Paul encouraged the next generation of Christians to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17).

James drew our attention to prayer near the beginning of his letter (1:2-8) and returns to the topic before drawing his letter to a close. James 5 helps us grow by increasing our faith in the foundation beneath our prayers, the difference made by our prayers, and the power behind our prayers.

This sermon was delivered on October 9, 2016.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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