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Be Patient Sermon

By: Elder Charles Wandeto

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The sermon is about the importance of patience in various circumstances of life. The speaker quotes Psalm 37:7, which advices being still before the Lord and waiting patiently for Him. The sermon emphasizes that patience is needed in all circumstances, especially in today's age of instant gratification.

The speaker acknowledges that waiting can be difficult, whether it's waiting in a doctor's clinic, sitting in traffic, or dealing with impatient children. The sermon highlights society's desire for instant gratification and the lack of patience in various aspects of life, such as wanting immediate results, quick deliveries, pre-prepared food, and summarized information.

The sermon emphasizes the need for patience, stating that it enables us to analyze situations beyond their surface value, helps us remain calm and avoid irritability, and transforms our relationships with others. The importance of patience is further supported by biblical references to the fruit of the Spirit, which includes patience.

The sermon mentions three biblical examples of patience: Abraham, who patiently waited for God's promises to be fulfilled; David, who waited for God's timing despite challenging circumstances; and Jesus, who exhibited patience throughout His life, particularly with His disciples.

The sermon encourages individuals to practice patience in their lives, trusting in God's timing and relying on the Holy Spirit's help. Patience is seen as a transformative virtue that allows for deeper understanding, peacefulness, and the fulfilment of one's potential.

Scripture References

  1. Psalm 37:7: "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes."
  2. John 14:16: "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever."
  3. Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
  4. Genesis 21:25-30: "Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek's servants had seized. But Abimelek said, 'I don’t know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today.' So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty."
  5. Genesis 23:1-20: "Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said, 'I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.'"
  6. Psalm 40:1: "I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry."

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