Spiritual Sunday — Being Patient Like God / Closer

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Hello my Lovlies.  This week on Spiritual Sunday the topic is Being Patient Like God. 


Below is the link to the audio for this week's sermon. 



Below please also find this week's sermon notes so you can follow along with the audio (and yes take notes).


Being Patient Like God

Closer 

Johnnie Moore || Saddleback Church



"For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust."Psalm 103:14 (NLT)

God cares about  
and he cares about how you care for
One of the ways you grow closer to god is to realize how
He is with you, and one of the ways you grow closer to others is to be
with them.


What does the bible teach us about god's patience?

1. Our God  
patient

"The LORD is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love."Psalm 145:8 (NET) 


2. Our patient God gives us time to  

"remember, our Lord's patience gives people time to be saved."2 Peter 3:15a (NLT)

"Don't you realize that it is God's kindness that is trying to lead you to him and change the way you think and act?"Romans 2:4b (GW)


3. Our patient God gives us space to  

"As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him. . ."Romans 14:1a (ESV)

"For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust."Psalm 103:14 (NLT)

"You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation."1 Peter 2:2 (NLT)


4. Our patient God helps us when we  

"I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life."1 Timothy 1:16 (NIV)

"for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. . ."Proverbs 24:16a (NIV)

5. Our patient God comforts us when we are 

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles."2 Corinthians 1:3-4a (NIV)


6. Our patient God values  

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with . . . patience. Bear with each other. . ."Colossians 3:12-13a (NIV)

God expects us to be patient with others 
Matthew 18:26-36 (NLT)

Practical tips to help you be patient with others:
  1. Recognize that patience is a choice, not a

  2. Put space between your emotions and your

  3. Fill that space with

    Always see the person in the

  4. Make a choice to never do what someone

  5. Add
    & repeat.


I hope you enjoyed today's sermon.


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