New Focus: Patiently Determined (#888)

New Focus: Patiently Determined (#888)
We’ll continue our series today on having a new focus in life. The last several sessions we’ve covered sections of the class I taught several years ago called the Stayed Mind and the Peace of God. So every topic in that class deals with that theme: that we want to have our minds stayed on God’s Word, so it is fixed, it is focused on God; and that leads to having the peace of God. One portion of that class that we’ll cover here today, is what I call patiently determined. Because God wants us to be very patient and yet he wants us to be very determined to move ahead with the things of God and not get discouraged, not get side-tracked, and not get upset about things. Let’s start in Psalm 37:7…
Taught by Bruce Mahone, 20160117. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Ps 37:7           Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him
Ps 40:1           I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry
Luke 8:15       Having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience
Luke 21:19     In your patience possess ye your souls (NASB: by your endurance you will gain your lives)
Rom 5:3-5       Knowing that tribulation worketh patience
This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a hope of future joys – we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles. Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us a patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. (JB Phillips)
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation (thlipsis – mental pressure), continuing instant (continuing steadfast, faithful, to persevere and not to faint, to show one’s self courageous for) in prayer
Col 1:9-11      All patience and longsuffering with joyfulness
II Thes 1:1-4  Your patience (perseverance, steadfastness) and faith
Teaching
New Focus: Patiently Determined (#888)

2 thoughts on “New Focus: Patiently Determined (#888)

  1. Jessica Stine

    Thank you for teaching in patience. The word has finally sunk in my heart regarding patience. Please keep posting teachings! I’ve listened to this teaching about 7 times. It’s wonderful!

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    1. bedundon Post author

      Jessica,
      Sorry for the late response. I didn’t see this until just now. Thank-you for your post! We will keep posting Bruce’s teachings and I’ll pass your comment on to him. God bless you richly in the name of Christ!
      Brian (the web administrator).

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