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Be Patient

Robby Pollard, Lead Pastor

“My doctor told me to start killing people. Well, not in those exact words. He said I needed to have patience and reduce stress in my life, which is pretty much the same thing.”
“I had my patience tested. I’m negative.”
“Patience is like a fine wine — it takes time to develop, and I’m more of a soda person.”
“Patience: what you have when there are too many witnesses.”
“I have the patience of a saint…a very short-tempered saint.”

James 5:7-12

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. 12But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

James 1:1-3

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 2Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

James 5:7

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

James 5:3

3Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.

James 5:4

4Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

James 5:5

5You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

James 5:7

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

“until the coming of the Lord” (5:7)

“for the coming of the Lord is at hand” (5:8)

“behold, the Judge is standing at the door” (5:9)

Titus 2:13

13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

John 16:33

33I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Acts 14:22

22strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

John 16:1-2

1“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

Matthew 10:22

22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

“until the coming of the Lord” (5:7)

“for the coming of the Lord is at hand” (5:8)

“behold, the Judge is standing at the door” (5:9)

James 5:7

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

James 5:8

8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:9

9Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

James 3:10

10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

James 1:26

26If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

James 5:10

10As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Hebrews 11:32-35a

32And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received back their dead by resurrection…

Hebrews 11:35b-40

35…Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

James 5:10

10As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Suffering is not only God’s punishment for wrongdoing. Suffering can be God’s purpose to bring about good.

Genesis 50:20

20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

James 5:11

11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Suffering is not only God’s punishment for wrongdoing. Suffering can be God’s purpose to bring about good.

James 5:11

11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

James 5:12

12But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

James 5:7

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

James 5:8

8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:9

9Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

James 5:12

12But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Real faith produces genuine patience.

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