“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16) We have a “therefore” so we need to first put this in context: Pray when you’re suffering Sing praise when you’re cheerful. If you’re sick, ask your church leadership to pray over you and anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord. Even if God says no to healing you here, your prayer of faith will save you because of the hope of the resurrection and because your sins are forgivenRead More →

By Adam Graham Since the earliest churches, many believers have thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone were like us?” This is opposed to thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone were like Christ?” The first group like this was the Judaizers, who sought to make early Gentile converts comply with Old Testament ceremonial laws. The Apostle Paul severely criticized the Judaizers’ legalism in requiring the works of the law for salvation in addition to the cross. Paul’s ire at them may be summed up in Galatians 5:12 (ESV): “I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!” Paul’s concern with legalism goes further thanRead More →