Bible Study Lesson – February 26, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 2: The Farmer Waits (James 5:7-8)
- Why does James use the example of a farmer to illustrate the principle of patience (5:7)?
- How does James’ example of symbolize spirituality, both in terms of our relationship with Jesus and in regard to others’ relationships (or lack thereof) with Christ?
- What does the “coming of the Lord” have to do with patience (5:8)? Is it merely about awaiting His arrival, or is it also relevant to how we decide to act now?
Lesson 3: No One Likes A Whiner (James 5:9-10)
- Why is complaining against others detrimental to Christ’s work among us (5:9)? What happens to us when we complain against others? What risks to we run?
- In what ways is God calling you to persevere (5:10)?
Lesson 4: Endurance Is Only Learned The Hard Way (James 5:11-12)
- James 5:11 tells us that Job is an example of someone with endurance. Read Job 1:1-2:10; 42:1-6; and 42:10-17. What did Job learn during the process of his suffering?
- What message does God have for you in the story of Job? What does Job’s story teach us about God (5:11)?
- Why should we view people who have endured hardship as blessed (5:11)?
Paul tells the Galatians “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).” Patience and endurance are not easy tasks, but when we wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40:31), we shall be renewed, strengthened and empower to do great things. When we stand on God’s promises, we will reap the benefits of His promises.
March 4, 2020 – Lesson 5: Beyond A Medical Diagnosis (James 5:13-15)