Generosity, Patience and Honesty
James 5: 1-12 (HCSB)
1. Beware of misused wealth (v.1-6)
A. Possessing wealth in itself is not sin (v.1)
B. Wealth can be a hindrance to full devotion to God (v.1)
C. Wealth will not last forever (v.2)
D. Misused wealth will be a witness before God (v.3-5)
2. Be patient in hardship. (v.7-11)
A. Watch for the return of Christ. (v.7-8)
B. Allow the Lord to strengthen you. (v.8, 10-11)
C. Be encouraged by the coming judgment. (v.9)
3. Be honest in speech and action. (v.12)
A. Be careful not to make careless promises.
B. Be true to your word.