Lord, I want patience, and I want it right now! It is easier to joke about patience than to become patient. You can tell that God is growing patience in you when you run into frustrating experiences; when others fail to meet your expectations; when people you depend on let you down. Most of all, you know you are learning patience when you call out to the Lord for help and he seems to be on vacation. In the face of such trials, the Bible tells us that patience is worth the wait. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study helps you discover the benefits of waiting. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Designed for use in small groups or personal devotions, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus. Revised to include: Expanded leaders notes Between-studies applications Suggestions for prayer
Stephen Eyre is associate pastor of discipleship at Crestview Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Quiet Time Dynamics, Defeating the Dragons of the World, and Patience: The Benefits of Waiting.