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James: Faith That Works: Brother's Keeper


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In James 5:19-20, the Epistle of James ends abruptly following a powerful exhortation to do everything we can to bring a wandering and backsliding brother back to God's true faith. This text, in part, answers Cain's question: "Am I my brother's keeper." The clear answer is YES!

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James: Faith That Works: Brother's Keeper

  1. 1. James: Faith that Works
  2. 2. Sermon Title Brother’s Keeper James 5:19-20
  3. 3. First Point A Brother’s Keeper is God’s Watchman.
  4. 4. Cain’s Question – Gen. 4 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?”
  5. 5. Ezekiel 3 – God’s “Watchman” 18 If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
  6. 6. Ezekiel 3 – God’s “Watchman” 19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.
  7. 7. Matthew 18 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
  8. 8. Second Point A Brother’s Keeper knows the difference between Covering Sins and Covering-up Sins.
  9. 9. To Return/Turn Back To return to a point or area where one has been before, with probable emphasis on turning about—‘to return to, to go back to.’
  10. 10. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
  11. 11. Prov. 28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
  12. 12. James: Faith that Works