The Prayer of Patience

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Prayer of Patience:
2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NIV)
5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
Colossians 1:10-11 (NIV)
10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience

The Endurance of Patience

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Endurance of Patience:
2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV)
13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
Hebrews 10:36 (NIV)
36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

The Waiting of Patience

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Today, we are going to start talking about Patience.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Waiting of Patience:
Psalms 27:14 (NIV)
14 Wait for the LORD; 
     be strong and take heart 
     and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 37:7 (NIV)
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; 
     do not fret when men succeed in their ways, 
     when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, 
     to the one who seeks him; 
26 it is good to wait quietly 
     for the salvation of the LORD.
Romans 8:25 (NIV)
25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Psalms 130:5-6 (NIV)
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, 
     and in his word I put my hope. 
6 My soul waits for the Lord 
     more than watchmen wait for the morning,
Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, 
     we wait for you; 
your name and renown 
     are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)
18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; 
     he rises to show you compassion. 
For the LORD is a God of justice. 
     Blessed are all who wait for him!
The Work of Patience
James 1:2-4 (NIV)
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.

The Promise of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Promise of Peace:
Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)
9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Romans 2:9-11 (NIV)
9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
Psalms 37:11 (NIV)
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
Psalms 119:165 (NIV)
165 Great peace have they who love your law,  and nothing can make them stumble.
2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Come back tomorrow as we start talking about Patience!

The Purpose of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Purpose of Peace:
Eph 2:13-15 (NIV)
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. 
 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace.
The purpose of the peace of God was to bring us into a unified relationship with God and us.

The Wisdom of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Wisdom of Peace:
James 3:17 (NIV)
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

 

The Command of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Command of Peace:
1 Thessalonians 5:13 (NIV)
Live in peace with each other.
Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
1 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV)
“Whoever would love life  and see good days 
must keep his tongue from evil 
 and his lips from deceitful speech. 
11 He must turn from evil and do good;  he must seek peace and pursue it.
Job 22:21-22 (NIV)
21 “Submit to God and be at peace with him;  in this way prosperity will come to you. 
22 Accept instruction from his mouth 
and lay up his words in your heart.

The Pursuit of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Pursuit of Peace:
Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Psalms 34:4 (NIV)
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;  he delivered me from all my fears.
James 3:18 (NIV)
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Psalms 34:14 (NIV)
14 Turn from evil and do good; 
seek peace and pursue it.
Romans 12:18 (NIV)
18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 14:19 (NIV)
19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

The Gift of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Gift of Peace:
John 14:27 (NIV)
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

The Message of Peace

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law

The Message of Peace:

Ephesians 2:17 (NIV)
17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

John 20:21 (NIV)
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”