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Living Faith Journey: Injustice: Stand Firm, Stand Confidently
September 26, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 5:7-11

Living Faith Journey: Injustice: Stand Firm, Stand Confidently

September 26, 2021 / James 5:7-11

Living Faith Journey: Injustice: Stand Firm, Stand Confidently

By: Dr. Will McRaney

Psalm 37 for Challenges in the Journey

  • Encouragement to the righteous suffering persecution or injustice by the wicked.
  • Encouragement to not envy the temporary success of the wicked.
  • Encouragement to stay calm, God will bring justice & deal with the evil doers.

Character Development Process

  • Concept
  • Conviction
  • Obedience
  • Obedience Under /
  • Character Formation

James Guidance:
Background & Context

James 5:7-11

7 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. 8 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! 10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  11 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 1st Instruction:

  • Why?
  • Models: #1 – , #2 – , #3 –
  • How?
  • When?

James 2nd Instruction:

  • Your Heart” – NAS
  • ”Stand ” – NIV
  • When?
  • Two biblical words/concepts of patience – &

James 3rd Instruction:

  • Times of injustice, oppression, difficulty & wrong-doing breed &
  • Times of waiting can breed and/or bad
  • Eyes on the & return of Jesus

Biblical Models

Biblical Principles & Perspectives

  • God is , therefore He will judge
  • God cared & cares for the
  • God is full of & mercy
  • Summary: In persecution and trials, followers of Christ can exercise hope and wait with persistent confidence when we trust of God and His coming redemption & justice.

Our Response

  • Individually…
    • Answer – What you will do with Jesus?
    • Receive Christ – start here
    • Commit to Growing in Knowing Christ
    • Commit to Helping Others
  • Join the Team … Get in the Boat – become a covenant member of our Church family & grab an oar

 

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