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James 5 - NIV

Warning to Rich Oppressors

1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.

2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.

3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.

5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.[a]

6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.

Patience in Suffering

7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.

8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.

The Prayer of Faith

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back,

20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.


a. James 5:5 Or yourselves as in a day of feasting

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Stephen Sheane avatar
When To Pray
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Dec, 2016
Summary: Pray when you are suffering, when you have success, when you are sick and when you have sinned
Series: Prayer
Scripture: James 5:13-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 24
Gordon Curley avatar
Putting Faith Into Action!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Dec, 2016
Summary: Putting Faith Into Action - James chapter 5 verse 1-20. - Sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: James 5:1-20
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 7
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Call to Patience
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2016
Summary: How long, Lord?
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: James 5:7-10
Views: 929
John Stackhouse avatar
Divine Healing
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Aug, 2016
Summary: Describes the Nazarene stance on Healing and confronts the difference between Divine Healing and the spiritual Gift of Healing.
Scripture: James 5:14-16
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 69
Are you just like Elijah?
Shared by: ROBERT TALLENT on Aug, 2016
Summary: You just might have more in common with Elijah then you think
Scripture: James 5:17-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 382
Davon Huss avatar
Be Patient and Stand Firm
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2016
Summary: The exhortation, the example, and the encouragement from James 5:7-8 (Outline from C. Jerdan at Bible Hub: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/jerdan/long-suffering_in_view_of_christ's_coming.htm; material from David Jeremiah's book, Living With Confidence)
Series: Stand Firm
Dean Courtier avatar
Called to Confess
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Apr, 2016
Summary: Do you find it easy to admit when YOU have done something wrong? If we are honest, none of us are really comfortable admitting we have done something wrong.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: James 5:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,371
Christabel N. Onuoha avatar
Recharge Your Account Balance
Shared by: Christabel N. Onuoha on Mar, 2016
Summary: Prayer is communion with God, without it our spirit's ability to "transact" or communicate in the realm of the spirit is bankrupt. The more effective and fervently we prayer, the more we refuel, rekindle and empower our spirit for effective living.
Series: Prayer
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 5:16-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 798
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Praying in the right way.
Scripture: James 5:13-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 92
James  Linders  avatar
What IS prayer?
Shared by: James Linders on Feb, 2016
Summary: Prayer is a conversation with God in His physical absence. We should ALWAYS TRUST God with our lives. The outcome of our prayer should NOT be based on our expectations and needs but on GOD'S will, immaterial of whether it is what we want.
Paul Clemente avatar
Wandering from Truth
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2016
Summary: We are to help one another in not wandering from truth
Series: James
Scripture: James 5:19-20
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 374
Dean Courtier avatar
Are you a “Christian” or are you a Disciple?
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jan, 2016
Summary: God calls us to be more than just people who live the way they want throughout the week and then maybe turn up for a couple of hours at church on Sunday.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: James 1:1-5:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,321
Paul Clemente avatar
How's our prayer life?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2016
Summary: we have a lot of work to do with our prayer lives
Series: James
Scripture: James 5:5-13
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 200
Paul Clemente avatar
Managing Money
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2016
Summary: There are serious consequences in mishandling money!
Series: James
Scripture: James 5:1-6
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 188
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jan, 2016
Summary: Ready are not he is coming.
Scripture: James 5:3-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 238
Paul Clemente avatar
Be Patient
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2016
Summary: Be patient, do not grumble, and do not swear!
Series: James
Scripture: James 5:7-12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 395
Gerry Cheney avatar
“Preparing Our Hearts for Prayer!”
Shared by: Gerry Cheney on Dec, 2015
Summary: In this message we look at how to prepare our hearts for prayer. We talked about the importance of grace and surrender is. We also looked at how necessary forgiveness is.
Scripture: James 5:16
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 1,006
David Henderson avatar
"The Prayer that Changes Everything"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: One little boy prayed, Lord take care of my daddy and my mommy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and me. And Oh, please take care of yourself, God. Cause if anything happens to you we’re all gonna be in TROUBLE.
Scripture: James 5:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 491
Abraham Obadare avatar
Will You Be The One?
Shared by: Abraham Obadare on Dec, 2015
Summary: It is my intention in this sermon to point your attention to the fact that there is power in intercessory prayers and that God is looking for someone who will stand in the gap to pray for others. Will you be the one?
Scripture: James 5:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,086
Davon Huss avatar
Prone to Wander
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2015
Summary: The last 2 verses of James (Material adapted from Steve Shepherd at: http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/if-one-should-wander-from-the-truth-steve-shepherd-sermon-on-evangelism-the-lost-168446.asp and other Sermon Central sermons and Alger Fitch)
Mark Opperman avatar
The God Who Heals!
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Sep, 2015
Summary: As we read about the healings in the Bible done by Jesus and even His disciples, we are confronted with a question: Does it still work that way today? In this message we will let the Lord speak for Himself through His word as we examine the Scriptures.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 5:14-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 667
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Prayer That Prevails
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep, 2015
Summary: To establish that “the prayer of the righteous man availeth much" when it is prayed in passion, in piety and with the assurance of God's promise to hear and answer it.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Prayer Paryare Prayer"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2015
Summary: James tells us to pray, prayer does things to us.
Scripture: James 5:13-20
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 245
John Gaston avatar
Prayers that Avail Much
Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2015
Summary: What made Elijah's prayers the kind that God would certainly answer? What are the 4 characteristics about his prayers?
Scripture: James 5:13-18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,160
Dave McFadden avatar
“Be Prayerful!”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2015
Summary: James tells us there are four things we need to be sure to pray for.
Scripture: James 5:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 765
Dave McFadden avatar
“Be Patient!”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2015
Summary: James tells us why we should be patient in the face of injustice.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 5:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,025
Larry Turner avatar
Six Steps to a Better Life
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2015
Summary: This sermon examines six steps to achieve a better life. It involves planning and having faith.
Tom Shepard avatar
The Marks Of A Mature Christian
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2015
Summary: This sermon is an introduction to the book of James. A Spiritually Mature Person is: 1. Positive under pressure 2. Sensitive to people's needs 3. Master of his mouth 4. A Peacemaker not a troublemaker 5. Patient
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: James 1:1-5:20
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 6,963
Larry Turner avatar
It Is All Relative.
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: How we treat others is relative to how we feel about ourselves. This sermon looks at treating yourself better with the intent if treating others better also.
Archie Norman avatar
Touching Heaven
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2015
Summary: book of James
Scripture: James 5:13-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 299