Patience, Part 1 of 2
Instant downloads, instant oatmeal, drive-thru fast food. It seems our entire culture is designed to foster impatience. But on Truth For Life, Alistair Begg challenges us to conform to God’s standards rather than the values of our culture. Our study on The Fruit of the Spirit continues!
As we become serious followers of Christ, our desire is to live loving, joyful, anxiety-free lives. Yet, loving our enemies most always seems impossible. Even being patient with family members can be a challenge. So, how do we put on the gentle garments of grace when we’re so busy battling our old behavior patterns? The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges explores the nine aspects of the “fruit of the spirit” described by the Apostle Paul in the book of Galatians (5:22-23): love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Bridges explains how to practice the fruit in real life as we look to the Holy Spirit to mark our character by devotion to God-centeredness and God-likeness.