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James Session 9: Patience in Suffering
January 12, 2022

James Session 9: Patience in Suffering

January 12, 2022

Introduction

PERSONAL NOTES:

Be Patient in Suffering (James 5:7–9)

PERSONAL NOTES:

Group Discussion Questions:

  • Discuss the illustration James uses in verse 7. How does the illustration of the farmer help us understand what James is exhorting us to do? What lessons can we learn from that illustration of patience?
  • What does the phrase “establish your hearts” mean, practically speaking? How does the reality of Jesus’ return help you establish your heart?
  • Share some areas of your life in which you need patience. What are they? What truths help you remain patient in those trials or circumstances?
  • What function does verse 9 play in this passage? Why does James warn about grumbling? How could a heart that is not “established” lead a person to grumble? What lies at the root of most grumbling, and how could having an established heart cut that root?

Be Encouraged by Examples of Patience (James 5:10–12)

PERSONAL NOTES:

Group Discussion Questions:

  • How do examples from the Bible help us see what God wants from us, and the importance of those things?
  • What other examples from the Bible, besides Job, can you think of in which someone endured suffering with patience? How about more recent examples from modern history or people you know personally?
  • How does being reminded of the “purpose of the Lord,” that is, “how the Lord is compassionate and merciful,” encourage you to stand fast?

    Implications

    Live as if the coming of the Lord is at hand.

    Trust in God’s divine sovereignty.

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