Sermon Notes 2018 09 02 AM

September 02, 2018 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1862
#4 in series

KINGDOM ATTITUDES
Patience While You Wait
Galatians 5:22

REVIEW

In the last message, we talked about peace in the midst of trial or trouble. God has not only promised peace, but He Himself is the Provider of peace. You must have peace with God before you can experience the peace of God. It’s not a matter of your surroundings, but your surrender.

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“Come, my brethren, and let us day by day set ourselves at His feet, and mediate on this work of His, with an eye fixed on Him alone. Let us set ourselves in quiet trust before Him, waiting to hear His holy voice, the still small voice that is mightier than the storm that rends the rocks – breathing its quickening spirit within us, as He speaks: Abide in Me.” – Andrew Murray

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines patience as “perseverance in performing a task and endurance without complaining.”

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30

I. PATIENCE WILL BE TESTED

“We want to live at a high level before we have the income. We want to lose weight, but we don’t want to watch what we eat. We want to have great relationships, but we don’t want to go through the difficulty of bonding in a relationship.” - Charles Lowery

II. PATIENCE DEMANDS SURRENDER

“Here, then, is a secret of endurance when the going is tough: God is producing a harvest in our lives. He wants the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ to grow (Gala ans 5:22-23), and the only way He can do it is through trials and troubles. Instead of growing impatient with God and with ourselves, we must yield to the Lord and permit the fruit to grow.” – Warren Wiersbe

III. PATIENCE EMBRACES SOVEREIGNTY

“Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2

“Be patient with everyone...” – 1 Thessalonians 5:14