Jun 24, 2018
After addressing the RICH OPPRESSORS, James now turns his attention on the SUFFERERS who were poor and he talks to them about TWO PROPER RESPONSES in the midst of their SUFFERING.
Later in the passage, he shifts back to the oppressive rich and tells them how they respond.
The following are the ways by which they are to respond:
TEXT: JAMES 5: 7-12
I. BE PATIENT you poor! vv. 7 – 8
A) LENGTH OF PATIENCE v.7
B) EXAMPLE OF PATIENCE in AGRICULTURE v. 7
C) MOTIVATION OF PATIENCE v. 8
II. DON’T COMPLAIN you poor! v. 9 – 11
A)REASON: because of JUDGMENT and JUDGE v. 9
B) THE EXAMPLES
1. PROPHETS v. 10
2. JOB v. 11
III. DON’T SWEAR you rich! v. 12
B) REASON: because of JUDGMENT