August
16
2020

A Street Level Faith: A Pleasant Patience (Book of James)

A Street Level Faith: Book of James

‘A Pleasant Patience’

James 5:7-11

 

 

James 5:7-11

‘Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the LORD's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the LORD's coming is near. Don't grumble against one another, brothers, and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the LORD. As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the LORD finally brought about. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy.’

 

 

James 1:3-4

‘because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.’

 

 

 1.   The Perspective of Patience

            James 5:7-8; 2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 5:3

 

  • Learn to wait expectantly

 

 2.   The Pursuit of Patience

James 5:9; 1 Peter 4:8; Deuteronomy 1:27

  Revelation 3:20; 1 John 2:28; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15

 

  • Learn to wait graciously

 

 3.   The Priority of Patience

James 5:10-11; Hebrews 11:35-38

 

  • Learn to wait confidently

 

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