Add a rally, forum, town hall, or other event to collect RSVPs, give attendees directions and more.
Add events from your existing Ning or MeetUp groups to share with other FreedomConnector activists.
Let other FreedomConnector activists join your cause to mobilize for freedom!
VOTE NOW: What should Republicans' Top Legislative Priority Be?
Repeal the ObamaCare individual mandate
Stop the NSA's warrantless spying on Americans
Refuse to reauthorize the Import-Export Bank
Stop the ObamaCare bailouts of insurance companies
View poll and comments »
We have all heard the expression “the patience of Job.” The
original definition of patience was “to stay beneath a load
without letting the knees buckle.” The Greek word is
upomeno. Upo is a prefix meaning “under.” Meno means
“abide or remain.” What is your experience with patience?
Look at these Scripture passages that deal with the virtue
1. Psalm 40:1–3.
What does it mean to wait patiently on the Lord?
Can you share an experience like David’s?
What are a few good results from waiting on the Lord?
2. Isaiah 30:18.
How do you feel as you wait for God to be compassionate?
Is it easy to run ahead of God?
How are we blessed if we wait for God to act?
3. Matthew 18:23–35.
Study this account of two debtors.
What did the first one ask his master to do?
Then what did that servant turn around and do?
Do these stories in any way apply to us? If yes, in what ways?
4. Acts 26:1–3.
While Paul was on trial, he asked King Agrippa
to patiently hear him out. Do you sometimes
wish people would listen to you with patience? Why?
Is it easy to listen to others patiently, or do
we tend to interrupt and give our opinion?
5. Romans 15:5–6.
Have you ever thought of the Lord as
being the God of patience or endurance?
How has God shown His patience with the world?
With you? In what ways?
6. 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
Why is it difficult to be patient with family
members as well as others outside the family circle?
Can we learn to be patient with everyone?
7. Hebrews 6:12.
How is patience involved with our eternal inheritance?
What about with temporary blessings?
8. Hebrews 12:1.
What kind of race are we running every day?
How do those in athletic events show patience? Explain.
Why is patience needed for everyday living?
9. James 5:11.
What Old Testament man is a stunning example of patience?
Do friends like those in Job’s circle ever test your faith? How?
10. 1 Peter 2:20.
When are patience and endurance to be commended?
Which is more difficult: to suffer for wrongdoing
or to suffer when you do what is right? Explain.
From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor
About the Author (2010):
Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where
he has served as pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.
Cruz Hits Back: ‘If You Want a President Like John Boehner, Donald Trump's Your Man’ -
On the campaign trail in Indiana, Senator Ted Cruz responded to comments from John Boehner calling him “Lucifer in the flesh” and the most “miserable SOB” he’s ever worked with.
“If you’re wondering who has actually stood up to Washington,” Cruz said, “John Boehner has made it crystal clear” that Donald Trump is not that candidate—referring to Boehner’s statement that he and Mr. Trump are golfing and texting “buddies.”
Your support keeps freedom alive!