Faith Working Through Healing * Pastor Bill Sy * James 5:12-16 * 4/8/18

1.) Healing comes from the LORD

  • Exodus 15:26 "I am the Lord who heals you."
  • Acts 10:38 "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, who went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil."

2.) Healing comes to the DESPERATE

  • Hosea 5:15 "In their misery (trouble, desperation) they will earnestly seek me."
  • 2 Kings 20:5 "I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you."
  • Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

3.) Healing comes for the Lord's GLORY

  • Philippians 1:20 "Now as always, Christ will be exalted (glorified, magnified, honored) in my body, whether by life or by death."
  • John 11:4 "It is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
  • Psalm 69:29-30 "I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me. I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with giving thanks."

4.) Healing comes in God's WAY

  • James 5:15-16 "If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed."
  • Psalm 41:4 "Have mercy on me, Lord; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
  • Luke 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
  • Matthew 9:12 "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. (James 5:14)
  • 1 Peter 5:9 "Resist the devil, standing firm in the faith, because you know your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
  • Psalm 103:2-3 "Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits (may I never forget the good things he does for me), who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases." (James 5:13 " Let him sing songs of praise.")
  • Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful (joyful, merry) heart is good medicine."

5.) Healing comes in God's TIMING

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose (activity) under heaven...(time to be born, to die, to heal)."
  • James 5:8 "You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near."
  • Hebrews 10:35-38 "Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded."
  • Philippians 3:20-21 "Our citizenship is in heaven...The Lord Jesus Christ will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body."
  • Revelation 21:4 "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain."
  • Romans 8:23 "We wait eagerly for...the redemption of our bodies."

Dig Deeper:  Read James 5:12-16

(1.) When have you experienced God's healing power?

(2.) Why do we often wait until we are desperate to seek the Lord?

(3.) How can God be glorified in your life?

(4-5) What are some of the various ways that God heals?