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Fruit of the Spirit Patience





Patience Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23


United Christian Church

2851 Sevier Road

Marietta – NY 13110




December 3rd, 2017


Front Cover Bulletin:                                                                                                                 Psalm 107:29 (NIV)

29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
    the waves of the sea[
a] were hushed.


Inside Cover Bulletin:                                                                                                             Psalm 72:18-19 (NIV)

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
    who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.


Call to Worship:                                                                                                                           Psalm 98:1-6 (NIV)

A psalm.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn shout for joy before the Lord, the King.



Today’s Sermon -  Pastor Hal Jensen



____________________________                     Bible Verses   NIV       _____________________________


Galatians 5:22-23 New International  Version (NIV)


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


Galatians 5:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)


22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.



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Open Remarks


Forbearance (NIV) - for·bear·ance -  noun - patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.


Patience – Fruit of the Spirit – Everyone needs patience


Patience is desperately needed but very hard to achieve.

[-] Patience is developed through Trials and Tribulations

[-] Self Restraint

[-] Accept Delay and Disappointment

[-] Be Graceful when you are challenged

[-] Remain steadfast through your trials and tribulations

[-] This challenge will Pass

[-] Calmness – Remember God is in Control


Patience is not easy to Develop

[-] Against all Human Nature

[-] Me Syndrome 

[-] Selfishn ess

[-] Anger

[-] Patience is contrary to our Culture

[-] Get it done – now



Bible – Start here – this is God’s Holy Word

[-] Proverbs 14:29 (NIV) : 29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.


[-] Proverbs 15:18 (NIV) : 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.


Abide in Jesus

[-] John 15:5  (NIV) : “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.


Exodus 16 and Exodus 20 – Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

[-] Exodus 16:26 : Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbaththere will not be any.”

[-] Exodus 20:8-11
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. ...

[-] Exodus 16:23
: He said to them, “This is what the Lord commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of sabbath rest, a holy sabbath to the Lord. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.’”


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

[-] 1 Peter 3:9 (NIV) : Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.


[-] 2 Peter 3:9  (NIV) : The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

O Come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

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