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“ Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back... ” {James 5:19 }. “Restoring the Straying Saints” James 5:19-20. Joy in trials and enduring them through faith ( 1:3-12 ) Overcoming temptation to do evil through faith ( 1:13-16 )

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Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back...” {James 5:19}

“Restoring the

Straying Saints”

James 5:19-20


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

  • Joy in trials and enduring them through faith (1:3-12)

  • Overcoming temptation to do evil through faith (1:13-16)

  • Overcoming anger through faith (1:17-19)

  • Being doers of the word and not hearers only (1:20-27)


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  • The matter of “favoritism” or “prejudice”(2:1-13)

  • The faith that does not save and the kind of faith that does-- (2:14-26)

  • The power of the tongue and our need to control it—(3:1-12)


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“Restoring the Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring (5:19,20)

  • Two kinds of wisdom and their fruit (3:13-4:12)

  • Making Our Plans-- (4:13-17)

  • Those who oppress you will be Judged—therefore be patient—(5:1-12)


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James 5:13-18

  • God promises aide and deliverance in times of suffering - (WILL save - WILL lift up - and WILL forgive sin)

  • Are we seeking what God provides through faith and prayer?


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  • If our faith is weak - are we willing to call for someone whose faith is strong?

  • If we have sinned - are we willing to confess our sin that we may be forgiven?


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  • As James comes to the close of his epistle, he stresses the importance of restoring those who wander from the truth - (19,20)

  • Restoring straying saints is a responsibility given to the spiritual - cf.Galatians 6:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Jude vs.20-23

  • A duty too often neglected - Ezekiel 34:4


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  • The purpose of this lesson is two-fold:

  • To impress upon our minds the importance of engaging in this work of restoring straying saints.

  • To suggest how we should carry out this important work.


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

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


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

The condition of those who have strayed from the Truth-

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth… the error of his way will save a soul from death…”

  • Away from the truth - 19; John 8:32; 1 John 1:5-10

  • In the way of error - 20; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:18-22

  • In the way that leads to death - 20; Romans 6:23; James 1:15


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

The condition of those who have strayed from the Truth-

  • Those who returned to the Law- Galatians 5:1-4

  • Entangled again with a yoke of bondage - 1

  • Christ will profit nothing - 2

  • Have become estranged from Christ - 4

  • Have fallen from grace - 4

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth… the error of his way will save a soul from death…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

The condition of those who have strayed from the Truth-

  • That such a person is in danger of more serious punishment is stressed by Jesus in - Luke 12:47-48

  • Peter tells us that "the latter end is worse for them than the beginning" - cf. 2 Peter 2:20-22

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth… the error of his way will save a soul from death…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

The condition of those who have strayed from the Truth-

  • As described… Hebrews 10:26-31

  • “There no longer remains a sacrifice for sins" – 26

  • “But a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation" – 27

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth… the error of his way will save a soul from death…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

The condition of those who have strayed from the Truth-

  • “Much worse punishment...will he be thought worthy" – 29

  • "Counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace” – 29

  • “The LORD will judge His people" – 30

  • “Fearful to fall into hands of the living God”—31

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth… the error of his way will save a soul from death…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

Certain Attributes Needed to Restore Those Who Have Strayed -

  • Attributes that Hinder:

  • Hypocrisy -

  • Arrogance -

  • Self Righteousness – Self –righteous judgment

  • Harshness - Impatience

  • Lack of Love -

  • Spirit of Compromise -

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

Certain Attributes Needed to Restore Those Who Have Strayed -

  • Those Who Are Spiritual - Galatians 6:1; Romans 15:1; Matthew 7:3-5

  • A Spirit Of Gentleness - Galatians 6:1; 2 Samuel 12:1-7

  • A Constant Sense Of Self-Examination - Galatians 6:1

  • A Willingness To Bear One Another's Burdens - Galatians 6:2

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

Certain Attributes Needed to Restore Those Who Have Strayed -

  • Humility - Galatians 6:3; 2 Timothy 2:24-26

  • Ample Knowledge Of God's Word - 2 Timothy 2:24

  • Patience (Longsuffering) - 2 Tim. 2:24; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:3

  • A Sincere Demonstration Of Love - 2 Cor. 2:4, 6-8; Matthew 18:10

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • Wrong Methods:

  • Gossip - Backbiting -

  • Harsh Ridicule -

  • Impatient Demands -

  • Focusing on the symptoms rather than the root problem

  • Ignoring the sin -

  • Toleration of evil -

  • Compromise -

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • Instructions of Jesus: Matthew 18:15-17

  • “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.

  • “. . . if he will not hear, take with you one or two more…

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • Instructions of Jesus: Matthew 18:15-17

  • “. . . if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church.

  • “. . . if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • Instructions of Paul: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

  • Collective action - 1,2,4,6,7

  • . . . be taken away from among you – 2

  • When you are gathered together, . . . deliver such a one to Satan . . . that he may be saved - 4,5

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • . . . purge out the old leaven - 6,7

  • Members . . . not to keep company with sexually immoral people – 9

  • . . . not to keep company with . . . not even to eat with such a person – 11

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • . . . “put away from yourselves the evil person.” - 13

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • Instructions of Paul: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

  • . . . withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us - 6

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

How To Restore Straying Saints

  • . . . if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed - 14

  • . . . Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother - 15

James 5:19,20

“… and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way…”


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 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.”

  • The work of restoring or correcting saints may be unpleasant at times, but it has the potential for great joy! - (Luke 15:7; 3 John vs.4)

  • Do we really love God and one another as we should? -


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 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.”

“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?”

1 John 3:16,17


Restoring the straying saints james 5 19 20

“Restoring Straying Saints”

The Importance of Attempting to Restore the Erring

James 5:19,20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 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.”

“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”

1 John 3:18,19


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