Author: Ron Graham


—Seven great Biblical themes

This series of lessons links the quality of patience with seven of the great themes of the Bible: grace, faith, hope, love, suffering, serving, and self-improvement. Touch any title next to an arrow in the list below.

arrow Patience and GracePatience goes hand in hand with kindness. The patience of God stems from God's kindness or grace.

arrow Patience and FaithNot only is God patient toward us, but we must have patience toward God in our believing, keeping, and waiting.

arrow Patience and HopeThis lesson draws inspiration from Paul's statement in Romans 8:18-25 where Paul describes three states of the present earthly creation.

arrow Patience and LoveOur text: "With all humility and gentleness, with patience, show forbearance to one another in love... Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." (Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 3:12).

arrow Patience and SufferingSome of the personal passages from Paul's writings make us wonder how he ever coped. If he had patience in his circumstances, then he is well qualified to be a mentor for us.

arrow Patience and ServingJesus took off his clothes, wrapped a towel about his loins, washed his disciples' feet, and dried them with the towel that girded him. This "lesson of the towell" encourages us all to be humble, willing, and blessed servants in his name (John 13:1-17).

arrow Patience and SelfThe most frequent object of your impatience may be yourself. To be fully rounded as patient people, we must learn to be patient with ourselves.

Related lessons

arrow Seven Goals in Grace (2Thessalonians 1)An inspirational lesson in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 1, joining the first five verses with the last two.

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