The Power of Patience

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Sep. 13, 2020

Sermon Outline

THE POWER OF PATIENCE

James 5:7-12

Introduction:   Three times James reminds us of the Second Coming of Jesus.  James calls us to be patient as we endure the grinding hardships of life while we wait (vs. 10).

  1. WHAT IS PATIENCE?
  1. “Longsuffering Endurance”
  2.  A Strong Determination in Suffering
  1. THE BASIS FOR PATIENCE
  1. Because Jesus Will Return (v. 8)
  2. Because God Rewards Patience (v. 11)
  3. Because God is at Work (v. 11)
  1. HOW TO BE PATIENT:  THREE EXAMPLES
  1. Wait Like the Farmer (vv. 7-9)
  • Wait expectantly
  • Wait with preparation
  • Wait with complaining and blaming
  1. Wait Like the Prophets (v. 10)
  • In the face of suffering
  • Faithful to God’s will
  1. Wait Like Job (vv. 11-12)
  1. A story of endurance/perseverance
  • distress
  • defense
  • deliverance
  1. God is revealed as merciful

Conclusion:   The focal point of waiting is the return of Jesus Christ.  All of life is to be lived in light of the one event of the Second Coming.