James – Session 11

James – Session 11

James 5:7-11 / Our Discomfort James finishes his condemnation of the oppressive rich in 5:1-6 and now turns to the oppressed poor (5:7-11). Right now they’re living in a rough situation. What are they supposed to do while the injustice continues to affect their lives? James provides his answer: be patient. Use these questions below as you think through and meditate on the passage this week: What is the first command in James 5:7? How does James address his readers in 5:7? What example does James begin with in 5:7? In how many ways is this an appropriate example? (5:7) There is another command given in 5:8. How is this related to the first? (5:8) How do you think the command in 5:9 fits in with the prior commands? (5:9) How should the Judge standing at the door affect their approach to life? (5:9) We have a second example of patience in 5:10. What does this add? (5:10) There is a third...
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