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2 Dear Lord, Give me patience… …and give it to me right now!

3 Patience Defined: The will or ability to endure without complaint; endurance, perseverance, etc. in performing a task; refusing to be provoked, as by an insult; forbearing" (Webster's New World Dictionary)

4 Patience Commanded  The text in 2 Peter 1, tells us that this is something we must pursue for salvation.  Paul commanded it. 2 Timothy 2:24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,

5 Patience Commanded  The text in 2 Peter 1, tells us that this is something we must pursue for salvation.  Paul commanded it.  James commanded it. James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

6 Patience Needed in Tribulation  We need patience when we suffer. Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 1 Peter 2:20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.

7 Patience Needed in Tribulation  We need patience when we suffer.  We should learn to possess a mind that is thankful to suffer for Christ. Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. NKJV

8 Patience Needed in Tribulation  We should learn to possess a mind that is thankful to suffer for Christ.  Christ is an example of patience in tribulation.

9 1 Peter 2:21-23 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: 22“Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;

10 Patience Needed in Tribulation  We should learn to possess a mind that is thankful to suffer for Christ.  Christ is an example of patience in tribulation.  The Thessalonians as an example. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,

11 Patience Needed in Tribulation  Christ is an example of patience in tribulation.  The Thessalonians as an example.  The prophets as examples. James 5:10-11 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.

12 Patience Is Needed In Doing Good  We must commit our souls to God in doing good. Romans 2:7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 1 Peter 4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

13 Patience Is Needed In Doing Good  We must commit our souls to God in well doing.  We must not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

14 Patience Is Needed In Doing Good  We must commit our souls to God in well doing.  We must not grow weary in doing good.  Let us realize that our service to God is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

15 Patience Is Needed In Dealing With The Unfaithful  With patience, we must warn the unfaithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

16 Patience Is Needed In Dealing With The Unfaithful  With patience, we must warn the unfaithful.  But the church must deal with the unfaithful. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.

17 Patience Is Needed In Dealing With The Unfaithful  With patience, we must warn the unfaithful.  But the church must deal with the unfaithful. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.

18 Patience Is Needed In The Christian Race  We all will have hardships and difficulties to meet.  Our race to heaven is a continuous race. We must run to the very end. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

19 Patience Is Needed In The Christian Race  We all will have hardships and difficulties to meet.  Our race to heaven is a continuous race. We must run to the very end. Matthew 24:12-13 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

20 We Need Patience With Others  We should strive to be peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

21 We Need Patience With Others  We should strive to be peacemakers.  We should be patient with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-3 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. NKJV

22 Patience Is Needed In Waiting For Our Reward  Paul said we persevere in hope. Romans 8:24-25 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

23 Patience Is Needed In Waiting For Our Reward  Paul said we persevere in hope.  The illustration of the farmer. James 5:7-8 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

24 Patience Is Needed In Waiting For Our Reward  Paul said we persevere in hope.  The illustration of the farmer.  The Lord will come when He is ready.

25 1 Thessalonians 5:3-6 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. NKJV

26 The Value of Patience  We receive and learn patience through tribulations. Romans 5:3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

27 The Value of Patience  We receive and learn patience through tribulations. 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.

28 The Value of Patience  We receive and learn patience through tribulations.  We can learn patience from others. Hebrews 6:12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

29 The Results of Patience  It helps us to be an influence for good here on earth.  It prepares us for the eternal reward later. Luke 21:19 By your patience possess your souls. Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

30 Patience and perseverance are seemingly in short supply today. We must cultivate this important trait of a Christian. Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: Let us learn to be patient in all these things as we continue to grow in maturity, striving to apply all these Christian characteristics to our life.

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