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Summary: The Lord’s return should motivate us to service. It is my desire to preach the Bible during the entire sermon. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, yo

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MOTIVATION FROM THE LORD’S RETURN

James 5:7-12

[7] Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits

for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and

late rains.

{8} You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

{9} Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be

judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

{10} As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in

the name of the Lord.

{11} Behold, we count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job

and have seen the outcome of the

[12] But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any

other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you may not fall under

judgment.

INTRODUCTION:

I am not a great student of prophecy like some Bible students. I do believe Jesus is coming again, and that we should be ready for His return. This belief motivates me. James presents the coming of the Lord in the light of a motivating force. Notice two emphasis of motivation from the text.

1. Encouragement . . Motivated from the Lord’s Return. v 7 - 8

2. Etiquette . . Motivated from the Lord’s Return. v 9-11

1. Encouragement . . Motivated from the Lord’s Return. v 7 - 8

[7] Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits

for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late

rains.

{8} You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

A. Encouragement in . . Temperment. v 7 - 8 a

v 7 Patience Compare to v11, used 14 times in N.T. 3 times in this verse and 1 time in 8

Patient, Long and Patience

Strong’s # 3114 makrothumeo (mak-roth-oo-meh’-o); from the same as 3116; to be long-spirited, i.e. (objectively) forbearing or (subjectively) patient: KJV-- bear (suffer) long, be longsuffering, have (long) patience, be patient, patiently endure. (DIC)

Strong’s # 3116 makrothumos (mak-roth-oo-moce’); adverb of a compound of 3117 and 2372; with long (enduring) temper, i.e. leniently: KJV-- patiently. (DIC)

B. Encouragement in . . Tenacity. v 8 b ". . . strengthen your hearts, . . . "

Stablish in KJV

Strong’s # 4741 sterizo (stay-rid’-zo); from a presumed derivative of 2476 (like 4731); to set fast, i.e. (literally) to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or (figuratively) to confirm: KJV-- fix, (e-) stablish, stedfastly set, strengthen.

Strong’s # 2476 histemi (his’-tay-mee); a prolonged form of a primary stao (stah’-o) (of the same meaning, and used

Strong’s # 4731 stereos (ster-eh-os’); from 2476; stiff, i.e. solid, stable (literally or figuratively):

C. Encouragement in . . Timing. v 7 b, v 8 c, v 9 b

v 7 b ". . . until the coming of the Lord."

v 8 c " . . . for the coming of the Lord is at hand."

v 8 Nigh

Matt 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in


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