Add to self-control Patience
II Peter 1:5-11  “So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your  faith  will produc...
Hupomone  in Greek = remaining under pressure that God ordains. Not surren-dering to the circumstances that are pressuring...
Patience Toward God Psalm 37:7  “Rest in the LORD, and  wait patiently for Him ; Do not fret because of him who prospers i...
serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.  7  Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than he...
Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.  16  When I thought how to understand this, It was to...
counsel,  And afterward receive me to glory .  25  Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desi...
Hebrews 10:36  “For  you have need of   endurance , so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promi...
PATIENCE TOWARDS GOD DURING PAIN   Romans 5:3  “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that  tribul...
PATEINCE TOWARDS OTHERS Romans 15:4-5  “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we thr...
wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the dea...
God’s Patience Toward Us I Timothy 1:15-17  “How true the saying is, and worthy of the fullest acceptance, that ‘Christ Je...
Saddam Hussein or Osama Ben Laden Acts 26:9-12  “Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Je...
Acts 7 – Stephen; Acts 8 – Entered Christians’ homes Acts 9 – Ananias Acts 9:10-16  “Now there was a certain disciple at  ...
sight.’  13  Then Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to  Your saint...
Saul’s Conversion He  Heard  the words of the Lord –  Acts 9:4-5 He  Believed  the Lord –  Acts 9:6 He  Repented  –  Acts ...
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A Life Of Moral Excellence

  1. 1. Add to self-control Patience
  2. 2. II Peter 1:5-11 “So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence . A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better . 6 Knowing God leads to self-control . Self-control leads to patient endurance , and patient endurance leads to godliness . 7 Godliness leads to love for other Christians , and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone . 8 The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop these virtues are blind or, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin. 10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Doing this, you will never stumble or fall away. 11 And God will open wide the gates of heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” ( New Living Testament ) Patience
  3. 3. Hupomone in Greek = remaining under pressure that God ordains. Not surren-dering to the circumstances that are pressuring you. Jesus called us to carry a yoke Matthew 11:29 “ Take my yoke upon you , and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy , and my burden is light .” Luke 9:23 And He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” All this demands patience. Patience
  4. 4. Patience Toward God Psalm 37:7 “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him ; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.” Psalms 73:1-28 “Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart . 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped. 3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked . 4 For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm. 5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like other men. 6 Therefore pride Patience
  5. 5. serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment. 7 Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than heart could wish. 8 They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily. 9 They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return here, And waters of a full cup are drained by them. 11 And they say, ‘How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?’ 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, Who are always at ease; They increase in riches. 13 Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. 14 For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning. 15 If I had said, ‘I will speak thus,’ Patience
  6. 6. Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children. 16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me - 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end. 18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction . 19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As a dream when one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their image. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, And I was vexed in my mind. 22 I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. 24 You will guide me with Your Patience
  7. 7. counsel, And afterward receive me to glory . 25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. 26 My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroy-ed all those who desert You for harlotry. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works. ” PATIENCE TOWARDS GOD’S WORD Luke 8:15 “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience .” Patience
  8. 8. Hebrews 10:36 “For you have need of endurance , so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:” Patience When You Pray Patience
  9. 9. PATIENCE TOWARDS GOD DURING PAIN Romans 5:3 “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance ;” James 1:3-4 “For when your faith is tested , your endurance has a chance to grow . 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed , you will be strong in character and ready for anything.” ( NLT ) I Peter 2:19-21 “For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief , suffering wrongfully . 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently , this is commend-able before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:” Patience
  10. 10. PATEINCE TOWARDS OTHERS Romans 15:4-5 “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, accord-ing to Christ Jesus.” Genesis 26:15-22 “Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, ‘Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.’ 17 Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac dug again the Patience
  11. 11. wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them. 19 Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. 20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, ‘The water is ours.’ So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him. 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah. 22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, ‘For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.’ Patience
  12. 12. God’s Patience Toward Us I Timothy 1:15-17 “How true the saying is, and worthy of the fullest acceptance, that ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’! And there is no greater sinner than I! 16 Yet mercy was shown me for the express purpose that Christ Jesus might exhibit in my case, beyond all others, His exhaustless patience , as an example for those who were afterwards to believe on him and attain Immortal Life. 17 To the Immortal King, ever-living, invisible, the one God, be ascribed honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” ( TCNT ) Patience
  13. 13. Saddam Hussein or Osama Ben Laden Acts 26:9-12 “Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceed-ingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities. 12 While thus occupied, as I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests…” Patience
  14. 14. Acts 7 – Stephen; Acts 8 – Entered Christians’ homes Acts 9 – Ananias Acts 9:10-16 “Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias ; and to him the Lord said in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ And he said, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ 11 So the Lord said to him, ‘ Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus , for behold, he is praying. 12 ‘And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his Patience
  15. 15. sight.’ 13 Then Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem . 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.’ 15 But the Lord said to him, ‘ Go , for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake ’ . ” Patience
  16. 16. Saul’s Conversion He Heard the words of the Lord – Acts 9:4-5 He Believed the Lord – Acts 9:6 He Repented – Acts 9:6 He Confess his belief – Acts 9:6 He went to Damascus and waited - praying 3 days and night. Ananias told him, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized , and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” ( Acts 22:16 )
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