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Church on the Sound

Patience Jim/Class 16

Introduction

Our culture is anything but patient- producing.

What is patience?

Two terms: v.7 “longsuffering”
v.10-11 “perserverance” (to “hyper-stand”)
Patience is not giving up or giving in. It is to be a standing-man/woman.
Patience is not stoicism. (I won’t let it get to me)
Patience is almost always linked to inner peace. (ch 5:11/Galatians 5:22)
Patience is steadiness in the face of delayed gratification and disappointment.

The opposite of patience is irritability, grumbling and self-pity
Four MUST-HAVE kinds of patience

Patience with life (ie the farmer)
Nothing really worth anything is instantaneous
Patience with people (I Peter 4:8, Pr. 17:9)
Patience in suffering (Job and the prophets)
Patience with God.
What can we do to develop patience?

Process your disappointments with prayer
Job never stopped praying
Deliberately choose to be humble
Behind our impatience:We think we KNOW.
Instead say: IDK
Choose your own growth (ch 1:2, Romans 5:3)
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.Job 23:10

Remember God’s patience toward you.(Hebrews 12:2)
Look to the future (ch 5:8)


Pastor Nicholas Seeberger

 

 

 

 

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