December 9, 2018
Making Faith Real: Patience
Wait for God to reveal his plan, don't try to bust down your own doors
Be patient for the coming of the Lord
How do you strengthen your heart in preparation for the coming of Christ?
Take the full council of God
Love the Lord AND love other people
Maintain your priorities
Keep on keepin' on!
Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.
9 Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience. 11 See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome that the Lord brought about—the Lord is compassionate and merciful.