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How To Be Rich In Patience and Truth

James - How to Have a Faith That Works – 2/17/2018

“How To Be Rich In Patience and Truth” 

James 5:7-11

 

If You Know Christ, You Should Be Rich in Patience and Truth Til He Returns

 

  1. In Christ You Can Be Rich in Patience -  Vss 7-11

 

  1.   Be patient for the Lord will correct all injustices.

 

                              Psalm 56:8   

                              1 Thessalonians 4:18  

 

  1. Look at these Real life Flesh and Blood examples of patience rewarded

 

                              Vs 7 - The Farmer -         Deuteronomy 11:13-14  

                              Vs 10 – The Prophets –  Isaiah & Jeramiah –  

                              Vs 11 – Job –  

 

                              The fruit of patience  – “establish your  hearts”

 

  1. Contemplate spiritual realities
  2. 8 - The Lord is coming –
  3. 9 - The Lord is Judge –

                              vs.11 - The Lord is compassionate and merciful –

                                             Psalm 103:8 

 

  1. In Christ You Can Be Rich in Truth – Vs 12 But above all”? –

 

  1. What is this “swearing”?

                              Colossians 3:8  

                              Here is means the taking of…

 

  1. Is it always wrong

                                Deut 6:13  Duet 10:20   Romans 1:9-10   Galatians 1:20  

 

  1. Why is it mentioned here?   Vs 9

                                Mat 5:33-37

 

               The Solution - but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no

                              Be rich in Truth

                              Christians should not  

                              For us Oaths are OK but  

                              Be known for

                              Avoid exaggeration, half-truths

                               be straight-forward and simple in your speech.

 

Say what you ____,    ________ what you say And don’t be _____ when you say it.

Amens

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