When Jesus Urged Patience

Christ is risen! The disciples finally got wind of the news and still didn’t believe…that is until Jesus appeared to them in person. After speaking with them and commissioning them to preach and spread the gospel of Jesus unto all nations, Jesus gives them a disclaimer, to wait on the Holy Spirit. I’m almost certain […]

At the Root of Evil

  What was the cause of Satan’s expulsion from heaven? Isa. 14:12–14. What does it say about  freedom that even in a perfect environment, heaven, this terrible trait was able to arise? Lucifer began to become dissatisfied with his position. Lucifer wanted more than it was his right to have  he literally wanted to be […]

How to Develop Patience (James 1:2-4)

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:2-4, NKJV). What has been your own experience with the reality of these verses? What have you […]

Patience in the Gospel (2 Tim. 4:2)

Read Mark 4:26-29. What are some practical lessons about patience in the area of soul winning from this parable?&nbsp &nbsp  When we look at this parable we see a wonderful illustration of &nbsp  how we should be when delivering the gospel. In this parable the&nbsp  man casts seed on the soil, then he goes to sleep […]

Patience Required

Read Ephesians 4:1, 2. Look at the elements Paul presents for those who are to “walk worthy” of the Lord. Among them is patience. How is patience linked with the other attributes presented? That is, how do they feed into each other?&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp This passage connects humility and gentleness with patience. &nbsp&nbsp To be humble is […]

Patience Is an Attribute of God

Why is God patient with sinners? (2 Pet. 3:8, 9). How have you seen the reality of this truth manifested toward yourself or toward others? &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp In the preceding verses mockers are said to arise in the last days &nbsp&nbsp who point out that Jesus has promised to come for a long time and &nbsp&nbsp […]