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February 11, 2018 – James 5:7-11 – Pastor Zeke Mack

February 11, 2018 – James 5:7-11 – Pastor Zeke Mack

Continuing our series “James: God’s Wisdom for us Today”, Pastor Zeke focused on the how “we must be patient in our sufferings as we look to our Lord’s current and future victory.”

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Main Points & Outline

  1. Battle for Patience (v. 7)
    1. We are commanded to be patient.
    2. Why? Because our tendency is to rely on ourselves instead of God.
  2. Battle Plan for Patience (v. 7-9)
    1. We must establish our hearts. But how?
      1. Plant ourselves in God’s Word
      2. Surround ourselves with other believers
      3. Live life in the light of Christ’s return
  3. Blessings from Patience (v. 10-11)
    1. On the Day of the Lord we will receive tremendous blessing
    2. The blessings of Job will be nothing in comparison. We will live with God forever! (Revelation 21:1-5)

Scripture: James 5:7-11

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. (ESV)