Saturday August 6, 2022

Saturday – August 6th – James 5:10-11     -----     
 
5:10) For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11) We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.
 
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
      THOSE WHO TRULY ASPIRE TO BE CHRISTLIKE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN THE MOB COMES TO CRUCIFY THEM.*
 
    Good Saturday to you! Yesterday I shared all the exciting things that are on the SunRise schedule for today and I hope you found something to your liking. Today I want to promote our second week of our new series – “Be The Change”. Our world is in desperate need for a God-directed change. True change begins in the hearts, minds, and soul, of each person individually. God calls us to be a representative of the Kingdom of Heaven within our every interaction. As a follower of Jesus, we best represent when we live into the purpose God has created us for – being a disciple. This week we will explore what a disciple is and how we live as a disciple in our homes, our workspaces, our communities, our nation, and our world. I am excited to see your bright and shinning face at our in-building worship, or to smile at your check-in for our online worship experience.

     In our pick verses today, James reminds his readers of the many and well documented struggles of the prophets of old who faithfully represented God yet found themselves at the end of constant ridicule and rejection. Our inspirational thought today speaks directly into James’ reference to the prophets. Anytime we take a stand for God against the attacks of the devil we should expect the world to react against us. In spite of their sufferings, or our own sufferings, it is important to remember that the Lord is compassionate in not allowing demonic driven attacks to defeat us. God is merciful in using those trials to help build and strengthen our Christian character and deepen our faith. Job is an example of how in the end the Lord works things out for the righteous. All things will be settled equitably when the Lord returns. Our part of this equation requires both patience and trust when we are in the midst of our ordeals.

Blessings
  Pastor Jim
Sunday – August 7th – James 5:12

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Locations
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