April 17, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday James 5:7-20; Matt 24:36-44
Why does James end his letter with this call to patience and prayer?  What would impatience look like (hint: James 4:13-5:6)?

Tuesday Isaiah 40:9-11; Isaiah 62:10-12; Revelation 22
How does the reminder that the Lord is standing at the door and coming soon with his judgment a comfort to his people?  How does it give us patience and establish our hearts (Jas. 5:8)?

Wednesday Job 1, 2, 42; James 5:11
How does the example of Job prove James’ point here?  Why is Job a comfort and a challenge to us?

Thursday Numbers 23:19-23; Matt 5:33-37; John 8:39-47; James 5:12
Why is truthfulness so central to the Christian life?  What kind of oath taking and swearing is James condemning here?

Friday 1 Kings 17:1-7; 18; John 14:8-14; James 5:13-18
How is Elijah and encouragement for us to pray?  Why is prayer such an important part of the Christian life?

Saturday Psalm 32, 85; Matt 18:10-20; Gal 6:1-2; James 5:19-20
How do these final verses bring comfort and courage to us as we patiently wait for Christ’s coming with prayer?  Practically, how do we do what James describes here in the church today?