I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning at Dakota for the third and final message on prayer to wrap up the Epistle of James Series.
The sermon is entitled; “Effective Prayer” (Part 3)
This week’s passage contains three basic ideas of Judaism which require our attention:
(i) The idea that all sickness is due to sin.
(ii) The idea that confession of sin must be made to both men and God.
(iii) The idea that there is no limit to the power of prayer.
Finally we will examine James’ use of Elijah as an example of effective prayer.
The Old Testament narrative does not actually say that the three year drought came about or ended because of the prayers of Elijah; he was merely the prophet who announced the events. How does James arrive at this conclusion and does it constitute some sort of error or evidence of fallibility in the scriptures? See you Sunday morning.