Thriving in Patience and Perseverance (James 5:7-11)
I. Be patient until the coming of the Lord which is at hand! (James 5:7-8; Romans 8:18; 2 Peter 3:8-13)
II. The farmer illustrates the need for patience and active waiting for the harvest. (James 5:7; Matthew 9:36-38; Galatians 6:9)
III. Be patient and establish your heart. (James 5:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:3)
IV. The prophets are an example of suffering and patience. We count them blessed who endure. (James 1:2-3; 5:10-11; Hebrews 11:32-40; Job 23:10; 1 Peter 1:3-9)
V. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. (James 5:11; 1 Peter 1:3-9)
1. How can I thrive in patience and perseverance?
2. How has the Holy Spirit convicted my heart?
3. What changes can I make in my life?
4. How can I share this truth with others?