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Build in Prayer

May 18, 2014 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Build: The Book of James

Topic: Exposition Scripture: James 5:13–5:18


Build in Prayer

Prayer as Rebellion: Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be (Verses 13, 14; 17, 18)

         Shouting into the Darkness?


         Lament and Praise


         Elijah’s Example


   Prayer as Rebellion: Not the Way We’re Supposed to Be (Verses 15, 16)

         Symptoms or Disease? Mark 2:1-12


         Healing Power of Confession


Building Together in Prayer


Community Meditation


  • What are some possible motivations to pray? Name as many as possible.
  • Read Matthew 6:5-15. What does this passage teach us about the nature and practice of prayer?


  • In what area of your life is the brokenness of the world most evident? How might you begin to pray for that situation, relationship, etc.?
  • Have you ever experienced the healing power of confession? What made the experience so powerful?
  • Why do you think Christians are so consistently called to repentance and confession?


  • What next steps might you take in building your life on prayer with others (in your MC, family, with roommates, etc.)? Be specific.

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