Welcome to week twenty of our study on the Epistle of James! Tonight we are continuing with chapter five with a look at the importance of patience and endurance as we wait on the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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
Week Nineteen – Be Patient/Another Warning to the Rich
- Opening prayer
- Read James 5:7-12
- Read the study notes from ESV.org
- Answer questions 6-9 on page 12 of Workbook on the Epistle of James
- Closing prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that I can learn from Your Word. Thank You for the example of Job and other men and women of faith who patiently endured in times of deep trouble. May I be one that stands firm in my faith and endures to the end in these evil times for Your praise and glory – for You are a God of compassion and mercy Whose love endures from one generation to another. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Last time, we looked at the first few verses of James chapter five, which focused on the dangers of putting value on worldly possessions instead of the Word of God.
Read James 5:7-12 and answer questions 6-9 on page 12 of the workbook.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I would develop the patient endurance that perfects my faith, through the trials I face and the way I live. Keep me from developing a worldly perspective and wrong values and help me to be like the farmer who waits for the precious produce of the soil to bring forth its fruit in due season. Help me to trust You in all things and to finish the good work You started in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Next week, we will be looking at James 5:13-16 and answering questions 1-5 on page 13 of the workbook. This will be the second last study before we will move on to our next topic, what it means to be “saved” and how we can be sure that we are!
Have a wonderful week, ladies!
Featured image is from It Pays to be Patient | James 5:7-11 | Rev. Raymond Mendoza