James 5: 7 - 12
  • James urges his readers to be patient in their suffering
  • We can be patient in suffering because we have hope in the return of Jesus
  • We shouldn’t act out of impatience because we know that Jesus is also coming as a judge
  • We know that Jesus' return is certain, so we should know whether or not that is a reason for us to hope or to fear


Sermon Discussion:

  1. What is the main thing James calls his readers to in this passage? 
  2. What does it mean to “establish your hearts?” 
  3. What is the hope that is meant to help every Christian in their struggles? 
  4. When is Jesus returning? 
  5. What are the two signs of impatience James warns his readers against? 
  6. What is the warning that James gives to those who grumble? 
  7. What does grumbling against each other rob us of that helps us in our trials?  
  8. What does “swearing oaths” show about how we are feeling about the return of Jesus? 
  9. Do you have a hope in Jesus return that can help you in your tough times and struggles?