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Busy, easily distracted people find it hard to study their Bible daily, leaving them feeling guilty because they didn't put God first in their life. That's why The Simple Truth 2-Minute Bible Study gives you a quick, interesting teaching each weekday. Helping you learn solid truth straight from the Bible. When you listen daily, you can feel great knowing that you made God's Word a priority. Subscribe inside your podcasting app so that you'll never miss a day growing closer to God. Or ask your Amazon smart speaker, "Alexa, play Bible study."

The Simple Truth 2-Minute Bible Study Julie Carruth

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Busy, easily distracted people find it hard to study their Bible daily, leaving them feeling guilty because they didn't put God first in their life. That's why The Simple Truth 2-Minute Bible Study gives you a quick, interesting teaching each weekday. Helping you learn solid truth straight from the Bible. When you listen daily, you can feel great knowing that you made God's Word a priority. Subscribe inside your podcasting app so that you'll never miss a day growing closer to God. Or ask your Amazon smart speaker, "Alexa, play Bible study."

    What Does James 5:17-18 Mean?

    What Does James 5:17-18 Mean?

    James 5:17–18 (NIV): 17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

    A SNAPSHOT OF TODAY'S BIBLE PODCAST:

    In today's Bible Study, James helps us understand that our prayers as believers have the ability to be as powerful as Elijah's prayers. 


    REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYING

    Today we finish our study of prayer and healing found in James Chapter 5. 

    James showed us that we are to pray at all times:
    When you're troubled, pray.When you're happy, pray.When you're sick, call the elders to pray over you. When you've sinned, confess your sins to God and others and prayBut why prayer? 

    James tells us that the prayers of a righteous person (i.e. a follower of Jesus Christ who is forgiven of his/her sins) are powerful and effective. 

    But what if you don't feel like God listens to your prayers? 

    James knew you were going to ask that question, and he answers your question with today's verse.
    In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:
    How Elijah is just like you.What mindset is stopping you from praying powerful prayers?What essential action is necessary to have your prayers answered?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?
       
    You're not alone.
       
    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.

    Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day. 
     
    You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.  
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
    MONDAY
    James 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?
    TUESDAY
    James 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?
    WEDNESDAY
    James 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different ways
    TODAY
    James 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?
    FRIDAY
    James 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.

    • 2 min
    What Does James 5:16 Mean? Part 2

    What Does James 5:16 Mean? Part 2

    BIBLE STUDY PODCAST

    James 5:16b (NIV): The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

    A SNAPSHOT OF TODAY'S EPISODE:

    In today's Bible Podcast, we explore one of the most quoted verses on prayer from the Bible.


    REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYING

    We continue with our study of prayer and healing in James Chapter 5. 

    James showed us that we are to pray at all times:
    When you're troubled, pray.When you're happy, pray.When you're sick, call the elders to pray over you. When you've sinned, confess your sins to God and others and pray.I think James wants us to pray. What do you think? 😝

    But why prayer? What's the point? Can't God do whatever He wants on His own? 

    James helps us understand why God wants us to pray in James 5:16b.
    In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:
    How one of the most quoted scriptures on prayer can be interpreted 2 different waysWhat "fervent" means in the original Greek languageHow the KJV and NKJV differ in interpretation from ESV, NIV, NASB~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?
       
    You're not alone.
       
    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.

    Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day. 
     
    You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.  
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
    MONDAY
    James 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?
    TUESDAY
    James 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?
    WEDNESDAY
    James 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different ways
    THURSDAY
    James 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?
    FRIDAY
    James 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.

    • 2 min
    What Does James 5:16 Mean? Part 1

    What Does James 5:16 Mean? Part 1

    BIBLE STUDY PODCAST

    James 5:16 (NIV): 16 Therefore 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.

    In today's Bible Podcast, James teaches us that we're to do more than just pray for our healing when we're sick. What can we learn from an ancient Jewish belief that could be the answer for our healing?  


    REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYING

    We continue with our study of prayer and healing in James Chapter 5. 

    James has been teaching us that when we are really sick (like your feet have been kicked out from under you kind of sick) that we are to call the elders of the church to come and pray over us. 

    But James tells us that there's more than just prayer going on with the Elders during this time. 

    How often do you do what James tells us to do in James 5:16? Could this be the answer for your healing?
    In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:
    Why does God ask us to confess our sins to the elders when sick?What did the ancient Jews believe caused people to become sick and might be preventing us from being healed?What does the confession of sins with others do for us when we are sick?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?
       
    You're not alone.
       
    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.

    Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day. 
     
    You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.  
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



    THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
    THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
    MONDAY
    James 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?
    TUESDAY
    James 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?
    WEDNESDAY
    James 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different ways
    THURSDAY
    James 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?
    FRIDAY
    James 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.

    • 2 min
    What Does James 5:15 Mean?

    What Does James 5:15 Mean?

    James 5:15a (NIV): And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. 
    Have you ever said this to yourself? 
    “If I just believe hard enough, God will heal me.” OR 
    “If I just have enough faith, God will heal my loved one.” 
    I mean, come on, we’ve probably all had it preached at us before…“If you just have enough faith you will be healed.” And they use James 5:15 to make their claim. 
    But then the healing never comes, and you’re left wondering what you did wrong 🤷‍♀️ 
    I’ve been there. I know your frustration 😩
    There is ONE word in the original Greek language that will completely change how you read this scripture and understand what God is doing in your life. 
    My prayer is that today’s quick, but powerful Bible study will help you grasp what James 5:15 means on a much deeper level.
    I invite you to listen, and if God lays in on your heart to share with someone who is believing for their healing, could you please share it with them? 
    In today's 2-minute Bible Study Podcast, you will discover:
    The ONE Greek word that completely changes the meaning of this verse Why doesn't God heal us instantlyWhat to do until you are healedListen now!

    Keeping the faith,
    Julie
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    Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker?

    All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.” 

    • 2 min
    What Does James 5:14 Mean? Part 2

    What Does James 5:14 Mean? Part 2

    James 5:14-15 (NIV): Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

    IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:
    Yesterday, we began digging deeper into James 5:14 and learned that when we are too ill to go to church to receive prayer, that we are to take personal responsibility and call for the church elders to come to us and pray. 
    In today's 2-minute teaching:
    The history of using oils in the ancient daysWhat the oil used in James 5:14 symbolizedWhat does it mean for the elders to say "in the name of the Lord" 
    THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:
    MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020
    The Jew’s tradition of swearing an oath in God's Name (James 5:12)
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020
    Praying and praising at all times (James 5:13)
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020
    The history of healing in the Early Church (an intro to James 5:14-15)
    THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-28, 2020
    Calling upon the Elders to pray for you when you're sick. (James 5:14)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated when you read your Bible because you don't understand what it says? If you do, you're not alone. 
    I created the Simple Truth Bible Podcast to help you dig deeper and understand more of the Bible.
    And no matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes to study God's Word. Just ask your Amazon Smart Speaker to "Alexa, Play Bible study."
    Never feel frustrated with your Bible study again. 
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • 3 min
    What Does James 5:14 Mean? Part 1

    What Does James 5:14 Mean? Part 1

    James 5:14-15 (NIV): Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

    In yesterday's Bible Podcast, we explored how an individual is to call out to God in prayer when they are afflicted or facing times of trouble. But, just as important as prayer, praise is also important. When you have something good happen to you, turn to God, and give Him the praise. 
    Now, today's Bible verse takes a different direction. James 5:14 gives us specific instructions on what to do when we are bedridden and in need of prayer. 
    What you will learn in 2 Minutes:
    What the word "sick" actually means in the Greek languageWhose responsibility is it to call for prayer?Who specifically do we call for prayer?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated when you read your Bible because you don't understand what it says? If you do, you're not alone. 
    I created the Simple Truth Bible Podcast to help you dig deeper and understand more of the Bible.
    And no matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes to study God's Word. Just ask your Amazon Smart Speaker to "Alexa, Play Bible study."
    Never feel frustrated with your Bible study again. 
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • 2 min

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