James (W12D5) Be Accountable

August 24, 2018


Week 12. Friday. Be Accountable


PRAY:  Ask God to speak to you from His Word.


READ:  James 5:19-20

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.


UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words


  1. Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.

  2. Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.


Snapshot: In this passage James is teaching us about accountability. As believers, we have a responsibility to try to bring back those who have wandered from the truth. We are responsible to try but we are not responsible for the results. The results are in God’s hands. However, it is very important that when we try to bring a person back we do it with the right attitude and motives. Too often we’d rather talk ABOUT the person in sin than talk TO the person in sin.


APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?


Why do we shy away from trying to help those who are wandering from the truth?


Read Galatians 6:1-5. What does this passage say about our attitude and motives when we are trying to help a person that is in sin?


According to Galatians 6:1, what is the goal? How does that goal determine how we deal with a person in sin?


PRAY:  Ask God to help you restore those who are wandering from the truth.


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