Bible Study

Be Patient – Exposition of James Week Nineteen

Welcome to week nineteen of our study on the Epistle of James! Tonight we are beginning chapter five, the last of the letter. James turns his attention again to the rich with another stern warning, before reminding us about patience and endurance.

Contents

Week One – An Expository Study of James
Week Two – Joy in Our Trials
Week Three – Giving Birth to Sin Part One
Week Four – Giving Birth to Sin Part Two
Week Five – Receiving the Word
Week Six – Receiving the Word Part Two
Week Seven – The Royal Law
Week Eight – The Royal Law Part Two
Week Nine – A Living Faith
Week Ten – A Living Faith Part Two
Week Eleven – A World of Iniquity/Taming the Tongue
Week Twelve – Taming the Tongue Part Two
Week Thirteen – Heavenly Wisdom
Week Fourteen – Heavenly Wisdom Part Two
Week Fifteen – Warning Against Worldliness
Week Sixteen – Warning Against Worldliness Part Two
Week Seventeen – Proper Planning
Week Eighteen – Proper Planning Part Two

Outline

  1. Opening prayer
  2. Introduction
  3. Read James 5:1-6
  4. Read the study notes from ESV.org
  5. Answer questions 1-5 on page 12 of Workbook on the Epistle of James
  6. Closing prayer

Opening Prayer

Almighty God, thank You once again for this opportunity to gather and study Your Word after a short time apart. Thank you that we are in good enough health to be able to learn about your Word tonight, Lord. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

Previous Highlights

  • Last time, we discussed the importance of considering what God’s plan is for our lives instead of just planning everything on our own.
  • We talked about the different ways we can determine what exactly His plan is for our lives. See How can I know what God’s plan is?

Application

Read James 5:1-6 and answer questions 1-5 on page 12 of the workbook.

Closing Prayer

Heavenly Father, at times it does appear that the ungodly are prospering in all they do.. but we praise and thank You that You have promised that those who love You will never be put to shame. Thank You that You are faithful, trustworthy, gracious and of great goodness. Help me to hold fast to the truth of Your Word and to look for the any day appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.. Who will one day put all wrongs to right and the earth will be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.[1]

Next Week

Next week, we will be looking at James 5:7-12 and answering questions 6-9 on page 12 of the workbook.

Have a wonderful week, ladies!

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