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Living Upstream - Week 2 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Wait!

Living Upstream

Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: September 18, 2016

On Your Mark...Get Set... Wait!

“not of the world, but sent into the world”

Big Idea: Patience produces trust and trust produces patience.

“Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the suffering and humiliation of its God.” - Bruce Shelley

Out of Control

James 5:7-9 
7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

Philippians 4:6 - 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

When It Hurts

James 5:10-11
10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Hebrews 13:5
5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Philippians 1:26
26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.

Romans 8:28
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalms 33:20-22
20 Our soul waits for the Lord; 
he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. 22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

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