James – Healed by Faith

Pastor Jason Burns

June 30, 2024

  • Healing
  • Do you believe that God still heals?
  • Confessionist Group
  • Cessationist Group
  • Can
  • Will

James 5:13-16  //  Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

  • God still heals people.

Hebrews 13:8  //  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Isaiah 55:8-9  //  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways.

Hebrews 11:39-40  //  These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

Isaiah 57:1  //  The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

  • Both.
  • God is more concerned about my soul.

Matthew 10:28  //  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

  • God wants me to grow in faith.
  • To us.
  • In us.
  • Why doesn’t God always heal?

Hebrews 11:6  //  And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

James 5:17-18  //  Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

1 Kings 17:1  //  Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

  • Faith begins with a Word from God.

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)  //  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 4:12  //  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

1 Kings 18:43-44  //  “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”

  • Faith continues regardless of what I see.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)  //  For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  • Faith starts with a small beginning.

1 Kings 18:45-46  //  Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)  //  Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin...”

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NLT)  //  Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

  • The process is the point.