Lendrum Mennonite Church – Edmonton, Alberta

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Eternal Patience – Paul Cumin

 

Scripture: James 5:7-10

 

On this Eternity Sunday, we will listen to James encourage us to be patient and to persevere in our faith. As is typical of James, his encouragement comes with some practical advice: to not grumble against one another; to follow the faithful example of the prophets (and, by extension, that of others who have died before us); to confess our sins to and pray for one another; to turn one another away from destructive behaviours. James, it seems, wants us to know that faithful patience is a team sport. We’re in this – life and eternity – together.