A One-Another Heart: Moving Beyond Yourself. Dare To Be A Sinner James 5:16. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” - James 5:16. I. The Mandate.
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A. The word James uses
Homo = same
Logeo = to say
1. What he does not mean
a. He does not mean here that you are to confess your sins _______ to ____.
c. He does not mean here that you are to confess your sins ______ to ________.
a. He means that you are to confess your sins to those you have _______.
b. He means that you are to confess your sins to those who can ____ you ________ your sins.
“Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.” - Proverbs 9:23 NLT
“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the Lord means safety.” Proverbs 29:25 NLT
A. Mutual confession is the way to ___________
“So if you are standing before the altar in the Temple, offering a sacrifice to God, and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you , leave your sacrifice there beside the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.” - Matthew 5:23-24 NLT
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” - James 5:16 NIV
“In confession the break-through to community takes place … If a Christian is in the fellowship of confession with a brother, he will never be alone again, anywhere.” -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices … So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.” - Acts 19:18-20 NLT
A. When making a confession…
1. evaluate your ____ to be healed;
2. choose _______ the person to whom you confess;
4. assume full ___________ for your sins;
5. be sufficiently _______.
1. be both ________ and __________;
2. learn to ____ silently and ____ quietly;
4. announce the _________ that is found in Jesus Christ;
5. ____ for total healing.