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. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
➤ Patience and Grace —Patience goes hand in hand with kindness. The patience of God stems from God's kindness or grace.
➤ Patience and Faith —Not only is God patient toward us, but we must have patience toward God in our believing, keeping, and waiting.
➤ Patience and Hope —This lesson draws inspiration from Paul's statement in Romans 8:18-25 where Paul describes three states of the present earthly creation.
➤ Patience and Love —Our 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).
➤ Patience and Suffering —Some 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.
➤ Patience and Serving —Jesus 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).
➤ Patience and Self —The most frequent object of your impatience may be yourself. To be fully rounded as patient people, we must learn to be patient with ourselves.