• EFFECTIVE PRAYER
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    EFFECTIVE PRAYER

    (James 1:2- 8, 5:13- 18) Prayer is a means of communicating with God. Prayer is very important in the life of a Christian. It is the means of interacting with God and it also serves as a weapon of defence against the evil ones. This was the reason why Christ, during his earthly ministry, emphasized much on prayer. He told his disciples that they should watch and pray and even taught his disciples how to pray. (Matthew 6:1-14)   ST. JAMES TEACHING ON EFFECTIVE PRAYERS (James 1:2-8, 5:13-18) Conditions for effective prayers: Some of the conditions for effective prayers are steadfastness, perseverance and faith. St. James said: “Count it all…

  • FAITH AND WORK
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    FAITH AND WORK

    (James 1:22-27, 2:14-26)   ST. JAMES TEACHING ON FAITH AND WORK Faith means trust or belief. St. James, in his epistle, admonished Christians who genuinely believe in Jesus Christ to reflect their belief and faith in their lifestyle. This means that Christians in their daily life should practice the gospel of Jesus Christ and the word of God which is love, honesty, forgiveness, humility, faithfulness and charity. Any Christian who does not practice these virtues is not regarded as a faithful Christian. According to James, Christians must combine their faith with work. This means that any Christian who does not practice the moral principles of Christianity is not a good…

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