PATIENCE AMONG OPPRESSORS JAMES 5:1-11

PATIENCE AMONG OPPRESSORS – JAMES 5:1-11
Sermons notes for SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

Christians in many countries suffer under the power wielded by wealth. Under such pressure, attitudes sag and believers can begin to speak and act like those who do not know the Lord. God warns about misuse of wealth and encourages the oppressed to wait patiently for Christ’s coming.

LAST DAYS OPPRESSORS (1-6)

Judgment of treasure hoarders (1-3; Matthew 16:24-27)

Wrong doing of treasure hoarders (4-6)

Cheating workers (4; Deuteronomy 24:14-15)

Pleasing self (5)

Oppressing the righteous (6; James 2:5-7)

LAST DAYS ENDURANCE (7-11)

Waiting for Jesus to come (7-8; Galatians 6:9-10; Colossians 4:5-6)

Waiting with harmony in the Church (9; James 4:11; Ephesians 4:31-32)

Waiting like past spokesmen of God (10-11; Job 1-2 and 42)