Scripture: GalatiansPsalms Denomination: Nazarene. Galatians It will produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The man desperately tried to start the car, but it would not start. If that was not bad enough, if the pressure was not enough, the guy behind him laid on the horn!
Maybe this is you- a man was shopping with his wife downtown. He waited patiently for 15 minutes. Then he waited impatiently for 15 more minutes.
Then he became angry. Is Patience difficult for you?
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A man in Los Angeles was arrested for shooting his toilet 5 times with a 38 caliber handgun. He claimed he got upset because his daughter clogged the toilet with a hairbrush. We find gossip, quarrels, strife and dissention.
Heating company putting me on hold for 4 weeks and doing the work the week that my friends come in from Wisconsin-frustrating! Patience comes from the power of God working in our lives; does this mean that we will never stumble? Probably not, but it does mean that it should be a part of our Christian life. We know that patience is the power of God working in our lives and that we cannot achieve it without God. John ESV. Sermons on John Blessed Broken Given.
God's Grace. Created for Significance. Home Sermons Power Of Patience. View all Sermons. Power of patience Galatians Introduction- Galatians We will be beginning a series looking at the Fruit of the Spirit. The Spirit of God working in our lives will produce fruit. I purposefully did not go in order because I know how much everyone loves patience. God make my life easy. God make me comfortable.
Give me everything that I want. God has taught me a few things in my lifetime. Patience is a virtue Possess it if you can Found seldom in a women Never in a man We may not be praying for it, but I assure you all of us probably should be. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit and it is a characteristic of a born again believer.
What is patience? Listen to some definitions. Patience is self restraint which does not hastily retaliate against a wrong. Patience is the ability to accept delay or disappointment graciously. Download Sermon with PRO.We've included the text for this object lesson below and we even recorded a video to help give you ideas for how to teach it.
Enjoy watching! How many of you, when you sit down to dinner, like a nice cold drink with ice? Ice makes our drinks taste better. Why is that? Do you guys have ice makers in your fridge at home? How many of you guys have seen one of these? This is an ice tray, and if your fridge doesn't have an ice maker, I bet you can find several of these in it.
Ice trays are pretty simple. Each one has all these little pockets that you fill with water.
Object Lesson on Patience - Ice Tray
Then you stick it in the freezer, and in a few hours, you have some nice ice cubes. The problem with ice cubes is that it does take a while to freeze. If you pull it out too soon, the cubes may only freeze on the outside, and when they melt, your drink will get all watery. And that's no good, is it?
But we all like cold drinks better than warm, right? Sometimes we have to be patient in waiting for ice. Especially on a hot day? We will wait for the ice cubes to freeze because they are worth it. You know there are a lot of things in life that require patience. Sometimes it's hard to wait for the end of the school day, isn't it? Or maybe we can't wait for the weekend.But patience is far too passive a word.
There is a sense in which Job was anything but patient. As we read the tremendous drama of his life, we see him passionately resenting what has happened to him, passionately questioning the conventional arguments of his so-called friends, passionately agonizing over the terrible thought that God might have forsaken him.
Few have spoken such passionate words as he did, but the great fact about Job is that, in spite of all the agonizing questionings which tore at his heart, he never lost his faith in God. There may be a faith which never complained or questioned; but still greater is the faith which was tortured by questions and still believed.
Patience In Difficult Times. Pastor Jed Johnston. James: Faith That Works Galatians — James — A Farmer. Preview Share Embed. Watch this sermon on a Roku or Apple TV! Patience In Difficult Times Video. Sermon Tone Analysis. As we have studied James it has been clear that our Faith in Christ and His finished work is sufficient for salvation, yet… a Faith in Christ should challenge us to put action to what we believe in and cause us to live life differently!
BUT what about when you are wronged, things keep looking darker rather than better, wrongful accusations, persecution James does not mince words here today as we look at our passage. James opens his next challenge as we live out our faith with a clear mandate By the way mandates are not optional in scripture Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.
The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. James in his mandate give us the who the what and the how long:. The What… Be Patient. James makes the assumption that we can and should live lives that exhibit patience. It is a state of being… WHY?
The Who… Brothers and sisters in Christ. We are united by the Holy Spirit… He lives within us…. From the very beginning the church has been eagerly waiting Christ return. This is a perspective of eternity… A Biblical View of this world and the trials we face. James gives his readers this clear mandate but then he also illustrates it and gives examples to help us in our learning.Sermon illustrations: Patience. DedicationPatience. Waiting for His Gum A little boy was standing at the end of an escalator.
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One looked at the high sides of the tub which were too DedicationPatienceTrials. AccountabilityForgivenessPatience. He gave this insightful look into DedicationFaithfulnessPatienceWorkQuote. The Groom Is Coming A young man, who was to return home and be married, came sooner than was expected. He did not As the result of a PatienceFreedomFamilyDisciplineSin.
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Picking up the Wagon A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagon-load of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby WorkHumorPatiencePriority. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not QuotePatienceDirection. Beating Around the Bush Frank wasn't known for his patience, and he had absolutely no use for negative conversation. HumorPatience. PatienceLoveLongsufferingJoyTrials.Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible for men and women is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship.
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Student Ministry. Waiting on the Lord may be one of the most difficult aspects of the Christian life. When Jesus promised that he would return, he instructed his followers to wait. That is easier said than done. So what do we do in the meantime? What do we do while we wait? This sermon helps the hearer understand what to do while they wait on Jesus' return.
No one likes to wait.You believe in God; believe also in me. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. Good morning, boys and girls! I am so glad to see all of your smiling faces! You are going to have to wait. Let me just set this timer here. Yes, here we go. One minute. We are all going to have to wait for one minute before we can start.
Set the watch and hold it up. As the seconds tick by, be very dramatic about looking at the watch, sighing, fidgeting… until the minute is up. I thought that minute would never end! Sometimes, it can be so hard to wait! Can you think of other things you have had to wait for in the past? Maybe you had to wait for your birthday to have a big party… or maybe you had to wait for your mom or dad to be finished with their work before they could play with you or read you a story.
Waiting can be so hard, especially when you want something really bad! Sometimes, when we pray to God, we have to wait, too. It can take a lot of patience, especially if you tell God something that you care about a lot. Maybe you ask God to heal someone who is sick, or maybe you pray for help to be brave or strong when you are scared. He will never leave us. No matter how long I set this timer for, the time will always run out, even if we feel like we are waiting a long time.
One other thing we are waiting for is for Jesus to return to us. In the Bible, Jesus promises that he will come back. Trust in God, and trust in me! I will come back and take you to be with me.In the Bible stones are interestingly used.
In Ezekielthe heart is referred as a heart of stones. Too hard to be changed or break. Will not take anything. Will not listen to anything.
So the people of Israel during those time has a heart of stones. They will not listen to any advice at all. To make matters worst, they not only will not listen, they will not response, just like any stone!
But, the verse above is on the contrary. If the disciples do not cry out with joy, the stones will. Even the stones will cry out. Why will the stones cry out in such circumstances? I believe, God is telling us, when Jesus enters our hearts, there is this exceeding joy of praise and worship that we could not contain.
We need to understand what will happen to any Christian who receive Jesus into his or her heart. He will not be ashamed to praise God, even infront of the assembly. But the teachers of the law were ashamed. They asked Jesus to advice his disciples not to make so much noise. To the teachers of the law, they prioritized disciplines and orderliness.
There is nothing wrong with that but a person with full of love will not break the law. If the disciples do not cry out, even the stones will cry out.
Stones are just stones! If somebody says you have a stone face, your face has not expression at all. If such a expressionless object will shout for joy, what will that mean to us who show no joy or any expression at all in worship.
To some lifting of hand is too holy. Others refer to dancing with joy as very offensive, and thought that such expression is for the night clubs. Some people say that we must have discipline in worship, and what is discipline in worship?What If? - Spoken Word - Jon Jorgenson
When King David danced with joy, his wife was not happy. She was punished for rebuking David. She became unfruitful. So when Jesus said that the stones will, I believe, all creation should worship God freely as he or she feels as the joy of heaven shakes their lives.
We should not stop people from expressing themselves because they have chosen to worship God and not people. When the wind blows, the trees will sway and the waves will roar. There appear life and movement or reponse unlike the stones which are unmoved or very still. He said he wanted to live, he wanted to give.