A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
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....
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Does contemporary art—and performance art in particular—have anything to offer the church? This blog post suggests that art might cultivate patience within us. Includes an 8-minute video art piece about the harmful words we use.
In this devotional, John Gunn reflects on the role of patience in achieving anything for the Kingdom of God.
Wealth, Patience, and Suffering
This podcast looks at James 5 to see how patience, suffering, and prayer can benefit our spiritual lives and help us live out our faith today.
The Gift of Patience
A service plan in an Advent series in preparation for Christmas focused on the gift of patience and waiting for the coming of Christ. This theme is drawn out in prayers, readings, and songs.
Full Text Hymns on Patience
My soul with patience waitsPD
O Thou from Whom Sweet Patience Flows©
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This sermon starter on the Parable of Weeds from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 suggests that we are to exercise the fruit of the Spirit, especially patience as we sometimes need just to let things be.
Patience in Marriage
An illustration of faith fitting for Ecclesiastes 7:8. Harold B. Smith says, "Patience in marriage works a lot like faith. It demonstrates the certainty that what we hope for..."
The Purpose of Patience
Recognizing that exhortations for patience may oppress marginalized persons, Susan Eastman's commentary ... 5:7-10 calls for patience in conflict resolution. Eastman concludes that patience is necessary for supporting others ...
Time for Patience
Christian patience keeps us on the path towards an ever more perfect love, especially when obstacles threaten to knock us off this path, or anger and distractions make us forget where we are going.
Practicing Hope through Patience
Heather Hughes reflects on the nature of patience in the face of suffering. Patience is a gift grounded in the hope of the gospel.
Feasting on Fruit: Patience
In this exercise, Kasey Hitting invites us to use our body to learn patience. This resource can be used in worship or in a sermon based on theme of the fruit of the Spirit or patience....
Why Make Such a Big Deal of Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Forbearance? Part 1
Asserting that Paul wrote pastoral theology from his real experiences in Christian communities, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-2 describes the difficulty and importance of practicing humility and patience.
Time for Patience - Study Guide
When anger, distractions, or obstacles stand in our way, patience protects us from sorrow. This study guide includes discussion questions on the topic of patience.