Soli Deo Gloria

“Bring Each Other Back” James 1:1-5:20 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon
James 1:1-5:20
“Bring Each Other Back”

Theme/Big Idea: Christians turn and bring sinners back from wandering on the path of dead faith for the salvation of each other’s souls.
Aim/Appropriation/Application: Turn from the temptation to turn from the narrow way that leads to eternal life – the gospel of Jesus Christ – and seek to bring others to the way, the truth and the life that is only found in Jesus.

Outline:
2 Threats to the Christian Walk and 1 Motivation
(1) Threat #1 – How Your Heart Responds to Trials (James 1:2-18)
(2) Threat #2 – Merely Hearing the Word (James 1:19-5:18)…Nine “By-Path Meadows” we are tempted to wander on that we must turn back from…
(a) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Favoritism (James 2:1-13)
(b) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Dead Faith (James 2:14-26)
(c) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Using Words to Destroy (James 1:19,
26; 3:1-12; 4:11-12; 5:12)
(d) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Fake Wisdom (James 3:13-18)
(e) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Destroying Relationships with Selfishness (James 4:1-10)
(f) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Thinking You Rule Time (James 4:13-17)
(g) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Trusting in Money (James 5:1-6)
(h) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Impatience & Grumbling Against Each Other (James 5:7-12)
(i) Beware of Wandering from the Gospel on the Path of Avoiding the Prayers of Your Elders in the Local Church and Refusing to Confess Your Sins to Each Other (James 5:13-18)
(3) Motivation #1 – Bring Each Other Back (James 5:19-20)