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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


JAMES 5:16

16Therefore 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.

5: 16   Christ has opened the way for us to go directly to God for forgiveness. But confessing our sins to each other still has an important place in the life of the church. By “righteous person,” James isn’t talking about sinless people but rather those who can effectively pray for others because they have confessed their own sins and are in right relationship with God. This verse points us toward several important scriptural principles related to confession: (1)   If we have sinned against an individual, we must ask that person to forgive us. (2)   If our sin has affected the church, we must confess it publicly. (3)   If we need loving support as we struggle with a sin, we should confess the sin to those who are able to provide that support. (4)   If, after confessing a private sin to God, we still don’t feel his forgiveness, we may wish to confess the sin to a fellow believer to receive assurance of God’s pardon. In Christ’s kingdom, every believer is a priest to other believers (1   Peter 2: 9).

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

I dont know about pthers but i find it hard to confess my sins to others!! But in doing so we find other believers that will help in prayer in our asking for forgiveness. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and find some brother or sister that will be Godly when you confess your sins and will help in prayers for forgiveness and strength not to sin again. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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