Vintage james5 8.4.13

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Vintage james5 8.4.13

  1. 1. How well do I handle waiting for things (short & long-term) & what does thatsay about my character? QUESTION OF THE DAY
  2. 2. Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early & the late rains. JAMES 5:7-11
  3. 3. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. JAMES 5:7-11
  4. 4. PAROUSIA = visit of governor/King… THE SECOND COMING IN THE N.T.
  5. 5. PAROUSIA = visit of governor/King… EPHIPHANEIA = appearance of god or the accession of an emperor to the (Roman) imperial throne THE SECOND COMING IN THE N.T.
  6. 6. PAROUSIA = visit of governor/King… EPHIPHANEIA = appearance of god or the accession of an emperor to the (Roman) imperial throne APOKALUPSIS = unveiling/laying bare (the power/glory of God among men) THE SECOND COMING IN THE N.T.
  7. 7. As an example of suffering & patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, & you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate & merciful. JAMES 5:7-11
  8. 8. “There may be a faith which never complained or questioned; but still greater is the faith which was tortured by questions and still believed.” MATTHEW HENRY
  9. 9. Not thinking MORE or LESS of yourself than you should, but AGREEING WITH GOD about WHO you are to Him & submitting to HIS will in all things… HUMILITY
  10. 10. And going a little farther He fell on His face & prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” MATTHEW 26:39
  11. 11. REVELATION 1:8 “I am the Alpha & the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is & Who was & Who is to come...”
  12. 12. To the one who… “conquers” (ESV) “is victorious” (NIV) “overcometh” (KJV) “overcomes” (NASV) REVELATION 2:7, 11, 17, 26
  13. 13. Meditate on this over & over again: “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a 1000 years, & a 1000 years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:8-9 SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE: OPTION #1
  14. 14. Listen to this over & over again: From This Valley, by the Civil Wars (buy the single on iTunes OR wait patiently for when the album comes out on Tuesday!) SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE: OPTION #2

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