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Original Power Point By Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca. jackoredie@kusa.net. 2 Peter 1:5-10. Christian Characteristics.

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Original Power PointByRichard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.comEdited with additions of scriptures/etcJack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.jackoredie@kusa.net

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2 Peter 1:5-10

Christian Characteristics

Give Diligence:Add to Faith – VirtueAdd to Virtue – KnowledgeAdd to Knowledge – TemperanceAdd to Temperance – PatienceAdd to Patience – GodlinessAdd to Godliness – Brotherly KindnessAdd to Brotherly Kindness – Love“For if these things be in youand abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”

patience

2 Peter 1:5-10

Christian Characteristics

Patience

“the will or ability to endure without complaint; endurance, perseverance, In performing a task; refusing to be provoked, as by an insult; forbearing”

Patience: A very precious characteristic:

but is often the most difficult to add to our life.

patience commanded
Patience Commanded
  • Commanded upon the servants of God
    • 2 Timothy 2:24And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

“True patience is waiting without worrying.”

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Patience Commanded
  • Commanded upon the brethren
    • James 5:7Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain.

“True patience is waiting without worrying.”

where patience is needed
Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Tribulation
    • Glory when we suffer for the Lord patiently
      • 1 Peter 2:20For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Tribulation
    • Learn to possess a mind thankful to suffer for our Lord Jesus Christ
      • Matthew 5:11-1211 Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Tribulation
    • Examples of patience in tribulation:
      • Christ(1 Peter 2:21-23)21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Tribulation
    • Examples of patience in tribulation:
      • Thessalonians(2 Thessalonians 1:4)so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure;
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Tribulation
    • Examples of patience in tribulation:
      • Prophets cited by James(James 5:10-11)10 Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Well Doing
    • Commit our souls to God in well doing
  • 1 Peter 4:19Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Well Doing
    • Must not grow weary in doing good
      • 2 Thessalonians 3:13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Well Doing
    • Must not grow weary in doing good
  • Galatians 6:9And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Well Doing

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor 15:58)

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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Dealing with the Unruly
    • With patience we must warn the unruly
      • 1 Thessalonians 5:14And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Dealing with the Unruly
    • With patience we must warn the unruly

“But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.” (2 Thessalonians 3:6)

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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Dealing with the Unruly
    • With patience we must warn the unruly

2 Thessalonians 3:14

“And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.”

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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In the Christian Race
    • Our race is a continuous race
      • Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • With Regard to Each Other
    • Strive to be peacemakers
      • Matthew 5:9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • With Regard to Each Other
    • Be patient with one another in love
      • Ephesians 4:1-31 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Waiting for Our Reward
    • Paul’s statement:
      • Romans 8:24-2524 For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopes for that which he sees? 25 But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
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Where Patience Is Needed
  • In Waiting for Our Reward
    • The farmer
      • James 5:7-87 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
the cause of patience
The Cause of Patience
  • Learn Patience Through Tribulation
    • Romans 5:3And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulations works steadfastness.
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The Cause of Patience
  • Examples of Others
    • Hebrews 6:12that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
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Results of Patience
  • Helps us to be an influence for good
  • Prepares us for eternity
    • Romans 15:4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.
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Results of Patience

Conclusion

“For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise”

Hebrews 10:36

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2 Peter 1:5-10

Christian Characteristics

Patience“For if these things be in youand abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”