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Build with Patience and Focus

May 11, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Build: The Book of James

Topic: Exposition Scripture: James 5:7–5:12



On Repentance


Past, Present, Future

  • IDENTITY from our Past
  • The CENTRALITY of the Now
  • The POWER of Eternity


Build with Patience and Focus


Be Patient (Verses 7, 8)


Until the Coming of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


A Harvest Coming

James 1:2-4


Established Hearts


Be Focused (Verses 9-11)


Losing Focus


Staying Focused

The _________ of God
The _________ of God

Lamentations 3:22-26


Wisdom, Speech, Kingdom (Verse 12)


The Power of a Promise


Community Meditation 



  • FACTS: The coming of the Lord will wrap up history. His judgments will be righteous and final. His Kingdom will be unending. These truths are the most real facts about our future. In what ways are you conscious of these things from day to day?
  • Read 2 Peter 2:8-13. Why should we exhort one another to live with patience in light of his coming? Why do you think Jesus has yet to return?


  • Where do you feel impatient with your present circumstances?
  • Where do you feel impatient about the state of your family, our community, our nation, our world?


  • In what ways are you tempted to sin when you experience difficulty? In your relationships, family, work, MC?
  • In what relationships and contexts do you need to be steadfast and persevere? Your marriage? Job? Kingdom leadership? MC?
  • Trick question: When life is hard or you are unhappy, what do you do?

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