Benediction: James 3 - 4

Here’s a closing commission and benediction based on James 3: 13 - 4: 3.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.


Commission & Benediction

(inspired by James 3:13-4:3)

Go out, clothed in strength and dignity.
Submit yourselves to God and resist the devil.
Delight in the Lord’s teaching,
open your hands to the poor,
and let your actions arise from the wisdom of God.

And may God draw near to you and strengthen you;
May Christ Jesus teach you the ways of simplicity;
and may the Holy Spirit fill you with wisdom
    and make your fruitful in peace and righteousness.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.


~ Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton