Saving a soul from death (James 5:13-20)
According to James, we’re not called to believe the right things, say the right things, have the right bumper stickers on our cars. According to James, our job is live like Jesus.
Simple. Do the things of Christ and people will see Christ. Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, bind up the broken-hearted, give voice to those who have no voice, sing with those who sing, mourn with those who mourn, heal the sick, pray and cry and laugh and confess your sins to one another—because Lord knows we’ve all got plenty to confess. And the miracle of it is, when the church begins to act like Jesus—it’s its own best advertisement.