How to Respond to Persecution

June 11, 2023 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Authentic Faith - James

Passage: James 5:7–12


“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more they hate those who speak it.”
Selwyn Duke


1. Be _______________. v. 7

“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.”


2. _______________ your heart. v. 8

“Establish your hearts.”


3. Do not _______________. vv. 9-11

“Do not grumble against one another, brothers.”


4. Do not _______________. v. 12

“Do not swear.”




Application Questions

1. Have you seen any evidence of increasing hostility toward Christians?
2. How does knowing that Jesus is coming again help us endure persecution?
3. Why doesn’t God protect His people from suffering? What purpose does it serve?
4. What area of your life do you need to trust God with the results?

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