The Garden Principle – Patience

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Matthew 27:45-50

Sermon Summary

Tolerance and patience are often confused in our culture. However, they are very different. Tolerance means to permit, allow or refuse to oppose an action, attitude, circumstance or point of view contrary to one’s own preference. One simply allows it to happen. The key to tolerance is this: don’t allow it to get to you. Patience is quite different. The Greek word “macrothumia” is translated “long suffering,”  or “long passioned.” As such, patience is seen in one’s allowing a situation, action or person to get to him. “One cannot be long suffering unless one is long bothered!” God grows patience in the garden of suffering and pain. Personal pain robs perspective, but worship restores it. God give us the gift of worship to endure suffering and to see patience grown in our hearts as we do.

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