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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: James 5

James 5:13-15

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Study # 78
March 31, 1999
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis:We have specific instructions regarding our reactions to our circumstances.

Introduction:We have come in our study to James' wrapping up of his message. All the way through the book James has been dealing with our reactions to our circumstances, seeing them in the light of their potential to be used against us by our inner and outer adversaries. Every circumstance has the potential to be used by God for our growth and ultimate joy; and every circumstance has the potential to be used by the flesh and the devil to our damage and ultimate loss.

James has been meticulous about dealing with the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the arrogance of functional capacity. Now we have come to the final instructions. This evening we want to begin our study of these final instructions as they relate to our reactions to our circumstances.

There are four basic situations in which we will find ourselves:

These are the four scenarios that we face and we have specific instruction for each of them.


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