Patience, June 29 – July 7

Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26
Song list

Message Outline


Patience starts with Gods mercy

Patience is sustained through dependence on God


The Three P’s:





God’s patience is shown even in the dark times.



Group Discussion Questions

  1. Patience is defined as “the capacity to hold out or bear up in the face of difficulty, endurance, fortitude, steadfastness, perseverance.” Describe a time when you struggled to be patient.
  2. Describe a time when patience came easier for you. How were you able to have patience in that situation? What was different between that instance and the time you did not show patience?
  3. Peter thought seven times was an appropriate number of times to show forgiveness. Jesus taught to show forgiveness through patience with another person. How does Jesus’ teaching change your understanding of showing forgiveness through patience with others?
  4. God continues to show immense patience with us. How should this influence our patience with others? Does it influence your interactions with others? Why or why not?
  5. When you think of “being patient” do you see your need to be dependent on God?
  6. Jeremiah explained to the exiles that God would not abandon them, but they needed to trust in him and be patient, even though the original recipients would not receive the promise of returning to Israel. Share a time when you or someone you know was confronted with a situation that required a long period of patience.
  7. What are your action steps to grow in your reliance on God for patience? Describe how you are going to implement it.
  8. Who can you impact with your greater understanding of patience, that can help them find and follow Christ?


Family Discussion Question

  1. How would you describe patience?
  2. What situations or people “try” your patience? What is going on in your flesh when you become impatient (Galatians 5:20)?
  3. Why is patience a virtue to be sought (2 Peter 3:9)?
  4. How is love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4?
  5. What product of our sufferings does Paul describe in 2 Corinthians 1:6? What promise does God assure us of in Revelation 3:10 when we endure suffering patiently? Do you have assurance of this promise? Why or why not (John 3:16)?
  6. What one area or person in your life can you work on improving patience with this week? Who will you ask to help you with that?
  7. As a fun way to remember the verse here’s a song that helps cement the words in our hearts and minds:

What’s Going On

Study book for Fruit of the Spirit available today

Get your copy of The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges to go along with the summer series, $10 cash or check at the Welcome Center today or purchase a digital copy from online book sources.

Daniel Book

Big God in a Chaotic World, A Study of Daniel 1-6. The book is now available. You can purchase at the Welcome Center today or online at Scan the QR code for more information about the Daniel Book.

Marriage Roots Conference

We invite you to grow deep, strong roots at this interactive marriage conference on Aug. 2-3 with teaching by Scott and Abigail Doust and music by Josh Wilson. You’ll walk away with practical tools to enrich your marriage and grow stronger. Register online by July 10 to be eligible to win a free night at a local bed and breakfast!

Lost and Found

Are you missing your Bible? Has your child lost their jacket or have you misplaced your coffee mug? Stop by the Lost and Found table today in the Main Lobby to claim your items.

Art Camp

Your child will enhance their art skills and create fine pieces of artwork that illustrate God’s creation and how we can praise him for all he has given us to enjoy. This camp will be July 15-19 for kids who have completed 1st grade and up. Sessions will be offered from 9-12 pm and 1-4 pm. Kids can attend both sessions. Space is limited, so don’t miss out! Register online.

Camp Wise-n-Up

Calling all campers! 

Join us for a week of fun, friendship and learning at Camp Wise-n-Up Musical Camp Aug. 5-9. Whether you love to act, sing or dance, this will be a week of camp you won’t soon forget! Camp is open to all children who have completed grades 1-5. Any child interested in a featured speaking, acting, vocal or dancing role must attend one of our Camp Workshops on June 18 or 20. Visit the Promiseland area after service for more information or go to to register.

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New Believers Class

Has your child professed faith in Christ recently? Our Children’s Pastor, David Klippert-Rowe, is hosting a New Believer’s Class next Sunday, July 7, for any child who has professed faith in Christ and would like to know what’s next. This class will meet from 11:25 am – 12:15 pm, during the second service, in the Green room (Room 103). Join your child for this 45 minute presentation that will help them learn how to grow in their walk with Jesus.

Cleaning & Painting Party

July 8-11, 10 am-2:30 pm

Come help clean and paint Promiseland rooms and hallways. Bring your cleaning and painting supplies. Stay for the entire time or come and go. Childcare and lunch provided. To help contact Karen Stein, For childcare contact Serena Evans,

Vacation Bible School


How should a Christian give?

“3P” Giving:

• Proportionate (Deuteronomy 16:17; 2 Corinthians 8:11-12)

• Planned (2 Corinthians 9:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Proverbs 3:9-10)

• Progressive (2 Corinthians 8:7; 2 Corinthians 9:6)



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