A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
Practicing Patience in a World of Lack
This article reflects on themes of patience and busyness by showing that without space and time to wait, we will miss out on disruptive joy. The author then demonstrates how the liturgy fosters patience and contemplation.
Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient
This excerpt from Norman Cousins' "Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration" reflects on the power of faith to either heal or, when misused, destroy.
Patience a Spiritual Sign - Pope Francis and Tertullian on Patience
This Catholic article considers the teach of Pope Francis and Tertullian on patience, suggesting patience as a spiritual sign of holiness.
An audio sermon by George W. Truett on Luke 21:19. Truett emphasizes the need for patience at all moments of life, in all walks of life.
You Just Don't Get It, Do You?
The crowd in John 6 does not get it when Jesus reveals his divine identity and mission. Alyce McKenzie considers what things keep us from getting it when Jesus makes himself plain to us.
What Good Fathers Know
Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed point to the kingdom’s apparent hiddenness and ordinariness. The seed parables of Mark 4:26-34 also call us to attend to the kingdom’s own time and rate of growth.
Wait with Patience
A video based on Romans 8, focused on all creation waiting with patience for God's redemption and renewal.
Full Text Hymns on Forbearance
I Have A Friend So Patient, Kind, ForbearingPD
Divine forbearance claims our songPD
There's a wideness in God's mercyPD
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The need to be in a hurry may be driven by our recognition that our time is limited because we are mortal. Stanley Hauerwas reflects on patience and the need to slow down to worship.
In this article, Mike Chalk reflects upon the emphasis placed on the virtue of patience in the Bible, and instructs us to embrace patience in order to be attentive to God's work in the world.
A reflection on patience that suggest it is being willing to go at someone or something else’s pace, even when our own inclination tugs us to move at our own pace.
Patience in an Impatient World
We live in a technologically driven culture that values speed and efficiency. This devotional considers the value of patience as part of the path toward holiness.
In this devotional, John Gunn reflects on the role of patience in achieving anything for the Kingdom of God.
Patience and Hope
This commentary on James 5:7-10 notes the importance of context in reading Scripture, and it teaches that patience and hope are both grounded in faith, that gift of the Holy Spirit.
God's Call and Human Response
This is a full worship planning resource on Exodus 3:1–15, Psalm 105, Romans 12:9–21 and Matthew 16:21–28. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more.