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Jan 21, 2013

James 5:7-11


“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted . . .”  

                                                                                                            2 Timothy 3:12


“Remember the word that I said to you:  ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’  If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.”  John 15:20a


James 5:7-11


Truth Statement:

The hope of what awaits us in the Second Coming of Christ sustains us in suffering that we might persevere with joy through suffering.


In the days of suffering . . .


·         Be patient in suffering. (Isaiah 53:7-9; Galatians 6:9)


·         Remain steadfast in suffering. (Hebrews 12:2-3)


·         Resist grumbling in your suffering. (Isaiah 53:7-9; James 5:9; 1 Peter 3:8-17)

o   Instead, glorify God in the name of Christ. (1 Peter 4:16)

 ·         Remember God’s sovereignty in your suffering.  (Genesis 50:20; James 5:11)