The Power of Patience (10 of 11) by Benny Perez

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The Power of Patience (10 of 11)
Series: James - Living Life
Benny Perez
James 5:7-12

Background: The Jewish people have been scattered because of persecution. They are now living abroad in foreign countries. They are experiencing some challenging times and James is writing to encourage them. James does not spend much time in teaching doctrine but rather in how our Christian Faith should be lived out.

James is encouraging those that are being oppressed by the land owners to have Patience in the Lord. So many Christians believe that they will never have to go through stuff in life. That somehow we believe that if we do all the right things nothing will ever come to test our faith. James gives us some insights into Being Patient While Suffering.

Who Are The Ones Suffering? V. 7
Therefore be patient, brothers and sisters NKJ

A. Dear Brothers and Sisters v. 7

1. James lets us know that it is Christ Followers.
2. That these Christ Followers are now going through difficult times.
3. Christians go through stuff.

Key Pt: There is a belief that if you do all the right things that there will never be a struggle or that you never have to overcome any challenges in your life.

Christianity without any challenges is void of anything Supernatural.

B. Therefore...

1. This word indicates that you have to look to the previous section.
2. It is indicating that the suffering and injustice is being caused by other people.
3. Remember last week we spoke about the unjust rich who were oppressing the poor.

Key Pt: Apparently it is the Christ Followers who are the ones that are suffering.

Key Pt: There is a belief that if you do all the right things that there will never be a struggle or that you never have to overcome any challenges in your life.

Christianity without any challenges is void of anything Supernatural.

C. One of the challenges being faced is Financial

1. You see some of the people that the unjust rich are oppressing are the ...


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