In our last message studying the book of James, we are left with a final challenge. One more directive. James doesn’t call out our sin and lead us to repentance, he invites us to call out the sin in others and lead them to repentance. In his final words, James wants us to know: Love isn’t afraid to go there.
Henry Cloud reminds us, “the amount of truth a relationship can handle is proportional to the amount of perceived love that’s present.” As you engage in crucial conversations, may God give you so much love for the people around you, that you’ll find the courage to go there, with God’s grace.
Are you a wanderer? Do you know a wanderer? Are you ready to be a restorer? Take a glance at Galatians 6:1-5.
If you are ever tasked with speaking a difficult truth to someone and you want to do it in love, turn to 1 Corinthians 13 for clarity. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6).
- “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Al Switzier, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, and Ron McMillan
- “How to Have That Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
James 5:19-20 — My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Primary text: James 5:19-20
Other texts in this message: Galatians 6:1-4, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:22-23, Proverbs 27:5-6, James 3:13, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
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Galatians 6:1-4, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:22-23, Proverbs 27:5-6, James 3:13, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6, James 5:19-20, Love isn’t Afraid to Go There, Troy Champ, James: The Way of Wisdom, Crucial Conversations, How to Have That Difficult Conversation, Henry Cloud
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