LAB97 Five Truths About Eternal Security
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Characters Believers / Brothers (light blue rectangle) Wandering Believers (light brown rectangle) Believers The believers were called bothers by James (vs 19) There was the possibility that some of the brothers could wander away from the faith (vs 19) The believers were to try to bring a wanderer back to the fold (vs 19) The believers / brothers who succeed in bringing back a wandering brother to the fold should be told or know that their actions have saved the wanders soul from death and has covered a multitude of sins committed by the wandering brother. (Vs 20) Question / Comments While James calls the people he is writing to brothers, I am sure that he also had 'sisters' in mind. I wonder why he did not say My brothers and sisters at the start of verse 19. I suppose that he was talking to Jewish believers and men were the elders he talked about in (verse 14) I love the reference in 1 Peter 4: 8 ESV 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since q love covers a multitude of sins. I do not know how our love for a fellow brother or sister can cover sins, but it is a wonderful truth to meditate on. How long do you persevere in trying to bring the wandering brother back to the truth? Would that be a true test of your love for a fellow brother or sister? Summary Believers were to know that if they brought a wandering brother back to the truth, they had saved the wanders soul from death and by their love for the wandering brother a multitude of his sins were covered. Wandering Believers The believers may have someone from their 'group of brothers' that will wander away from the truth (vs 19) One or more of the brothers should go to this wandering brother and has attempt to bring him back to the truth. (Vs 19) The believer who is wandering from the truth is called a sinner by James (vs 20) A restored believer has been saved from death and has had his many sins covered when he returns to the truth (vs 19-20) Question There must be evidence to other brothers if anyone has wandered from the truth. Such as leaving the church, changing their lifestyle to be at one with the world, saying that they do not believe in God anymore etc. But what if it is more subtle,with their wandering away taking place over many months. Could I notice, that taking place? Am I looking out and loving my brothers and sisters enough to spot that they were drifting away from the truth, and try to bring them back in a spirit of love and compassion? Summary In this life it may be possible that a brother or sister may drift away from the truth of the gospel. in doing so they commit a multitude of sins. But if they listen to the brothers who attempt to bring him back to the truth, then he / she will have been saved from death and their sins covered. Take Away 1 Be on the look out to support brothers and sisters who may be struggling in their faith. It is so important that their very soul is at stake. We often applaude heroes who save people from drowning or from a burning building. Some one has put themselves in a place to rescue them. The importance of bringing back a wanderer by the grace of God is just this, a rescue of a soul. Take Away 2 It is easy to say that the wandering brother is the pastor's responsibility, or maybe an elder in the church! But what if you are the one put in place by God to draw alongside that brother or sister, and in a loving (unjudgemental) way, bring them back to the truth. I think knowing and thinking about that the wanderers soul is at stake would give you motivation to try to help them return to the truth!
11449953376881 1449953376790 Notes 2015-12-12 20:49:36 2015-12-15 18:01:46 Characters Believers / Brothers (light blue rectangle) Wandering Believers (light brown rectangle) Believers The believers were called bothers by James (vs 19) There was the possibility that some of the brothers could wander away from the faith (vs 19) The believers were to try to bring a wanderer back to the fold (vs 19) The believers / brothers who succeed in bringing back a wandering brother to the fold should be told or know that their actions have saved the wanders soul from death and has covered a multitude of sins committed by the wandering brother. (Vs 20) Question / Comments While James calls the people he is writing to brothers, I am sure that he also had 'sisters' in mind. I wonder why he did not say My brothers and sisters at the start of verse 19. I suppose that he was talking to Jewish believers and men were the elders he talked about in (verse 14) I love the reference in 1 Peter 4: 8 ESV 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since q love covers a multitude of sins. I do not know how our love for a fellow brother or sister can cover sins, but it is a wonderful truth to meditate on. How long do you persevere in trying to bring the wandering brother back to the truth? Would that be a true test of your love for a fellow brother or sister? Summary Believers were to know that if they brought a wandering brother back to the truth, they had saved the wanders soul from death and by their love for the wandering brother a multitude of his sins were covered. Wandering Believers The believers may have someone from their 'group of brothers' that will wander away from the truth (vs 19) One or more of the brothers should go to this wandering brother and has attempt to bring him back to the truth. (Vs 19) The believer who is wandering from the truth is called a sinner by James (vs 20) A restored believer has been saved from death and has had his many sins covered when he returns to the truth (vs 19-20) Question There must be evidence to other brothers if anyone has wandered from the truth. Such as leaving the church, changing their lifestyle to be at one with the world, saying that they do not believe in God anymore etc. But what if it is more subtle,with their wandering away taking place over many months. Could I notice, that taking place? Am I looking out and loving my brothers and sisters enough to spot that they were drifting away from the truth, and try to bring them back in a spirit of love and compassion? Summary In this life it may be possible that a brother or sister may drift away from the truth of the gospel. in doing so they commit a multitude of sins. But if they listen to the brothers who attempt to bring him back to the truth, then he / she will have been saved from death and their sins covered. Take Away 1 Be on the look out to support brothers and sisters who may be struggling in their faith. It is so important that their very soul is at stake. We often applaude heroes who save people from drowning or from a burning building. Some one has put themselves in a place to rescue them. The importance of bringing back a wanderer by the grace of God is just this, a rescue of a soul. Take Away 2 It is easy to say that the wandering brother is the pastor's responsibility, or maybe an elder in the church! But what if you are the one put in place by God to draw alongside that brother or sister, and in a loving (unjudgemental) way, bring them back to the truth. I think knowing and thinking about that the wanderers soul is at stake would give you motivation to try to help them return to the truth! notes
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