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“Run with patience”
Living Waters Church Talk
7
th
September 2014
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SOME OF MY MOST TERRIFYING REAS IN THE !I!LE"
He# $%"$& Pursue peace with everone! an" the ho#iness without
which no one will see the Lord.
• $ow $o# am %&
◦ 'm % ($o#) enough&
▪ *o % have enough of it&
$ 'et $"$( +.for it is written! ,You shall be holy! for % am ho#.-
Mat )"&* Be perfect! therefore! as our heaven# .ather is perfect.
• /K....... perfect&
• 0 TERRIFYING rea"s have become COFORTING rea"s
◦ 1e are going to #oo2 at a few scriptures that were
3455%.6%78+ but are now 9/0./53%78.
Mat $+"%, 1hat % sa to ou in the "ar2! te## in the #ight: an" what you
hear whispered! proclai! fro! the housetops
• "R#YER; "iscernment nee"e" for $%#T $E $%I&"ER an"
$%#T $E &%O'T.
◦ Jesus often whispered what the re#igious #ea"ers of his "a were
shoutin( fro! the rooftops
▪ 3orah
• 3ithing of mint! "i## an" cumin
• 1ashing of han"s! pots an" man such things.
▪ 3emp#e
• <oo2 at these magnificent bui#"ings=
▪ Sabbath
• $ea#ing on sabbath
◦ Jesus often proclai!ed fro! the rooftops what the re#igious
#ea"ers were whisperin(
▪ 3ithing of mint! "i## an" cumin > 7eg#ecting ?ustice! merc!
faith
▪ '"u#ter; 7either "o % con"emn ou++..
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▪ Sabbath; Shou#" not this "aughter of 'braham whom satan has
2ept boun"++ be free on the sabbath&
• 1e sometimes shout about those things that we shou#" be whispering
◦ ++.. an" we whisper some of the things that we shou#" be
shouting about=
▪ )I&CERNENT===
Mat $("$-. 3he Pharisees an" Sa""ucees came! an" to test Jesus the
as2e" him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 $e
answere" them! ,1hen it is evening! ou sa! (%t wi## be
fair weather! for the s2 is re".) @ 'n" in the morning! (%t
wi## be storm to"a! for the s2 is re" an" threatening.)
6ou 2now how to interpret A*%S9457B the appearance of
the s2! but ou cannot interpret the signs of the times.
• *iscern; Gk. Diakrino: to separate on thing from another C ma2e a
"istinction
MY TERRIFYING REAS HAVE !ECOME COMFORTING
REAS"
He# $%"$-% 3herefore! since we are surroun"e" b so great a c#ou" of
witnesses! let us also lay aside ever weight an" the sin
that c#ings so c#ose#! an" let us run with perseverance
A'ATIENCEB the race that is set before us!
• 4verwhere we #oo2 we are face" with the shining eDamp#e of those
heroes of faith that have gone before us.
◦ 3%P; 5ea" biographies of 8o"Es genera#s=
• <et us a#so.....
◦ <a asi"e ever weight.......an" the sin which c#ings so c#ose#
▪ 1eight is not sin
• Something ou P%9K FP an" 9'556
• 7ote; can be goo" things==
◦ But not goo" if ou p#an on 5F77%78 ' 5'94=
▪ *ress co"e for runners&
• <a it asi"e=
▪ Sin G shac2#es which imprison ou=
• Run with "#TIENCE*
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◦ Patience is an a#ien concept for man of us in the 1est
▪ Societ obsesse" with
• Shortcuts
• Huic2 resu#ts
• 4as steps
◦ 8et 6>pac2 abs in 2 minutes====
◦ $ow to ma2e a mi##ion poun"s in 12 eas steps====
He# ("$% +..so that ou ma not be s#uggish! but imitators of those
who through faith an" ApatienceB inherit the promises.
/a0 )", Be patient+ therefore! be#ove"! unti# the coming of the <or".
3he farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth! bein(
patient with it unti# it receives the ear# an" the #ate rains.
• 1e p#ant the see"
◦ an" want the microwave" crop=
▪ 1e pra.... we be#ieve......
• 'n" we ("onEt get 8o"=)
• 5F7.......... itEs not about waiting without "oing anthing.
◦ 5un... with patience&
He# $%"% 2 loo,in( to -esus the pioneer an" perfecter of our faith!
who for the sa,e of the .oy that was set before him
en"ure" the cross! "isregar"ing its shame! an" has ta2en
his seat at the right han" of the throne of 8o".
• Keeping our ees fiDe" on Jesus! the pioneer an" perfecter of our
faith.
◦ 1hat we fiD our ees on wi## "etermine how we interpret what
happens a#ong the wa as we run
▪ .or the sa2e of J/6....... he 47*F54*.....
• %s J/6 our motivating force&
He# $%".-* @ Consider hi! who en"ure" such hosti#it against
himse#f from sinners! so that ou ma not grow wear or
#ose heart. 4 %n our strugg#e against sin ou have not et
resiste" to the point of she""ing our b#oo". I 'n" ou
have forgotten the eDhortation that a""resses ou as
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chi#"renJ
,y child+ do not re(ard li(htly the discipline of the
Lord+
or #ose heart when ou are punishe" b him:
6 for the Lord disciplines those who! he lo/es+
and chastises e/ery child who! he accepts.-
7 4n"ure tria#s for the sa2e of "iscip#ine. 8o" is treating
ou as chi#"ren: for what chi#" is there whom a parent
"oes not "iscip#ine& K %f ou "o not have that "iscip#ine in
which a## chi#"ren share! then ou are i##egitimate an" not
his chi#"ren
• 3here is a $F84 "ifference between the <or"Es "iscip#ine an" our
concept of punishment etc
◦ *iscip#ine is a most misun"erstoo" thing
▪ 1e eLuate *%S9%P<%74 with P47%34794
• *iscip#ine C 9hastisement G #in2e" to
</M4C'994P3'794
◦ *%S9%P<%74; *oing what ou rea## "o not want to "o!
in or"er to get where ou rea## want to get
▪ Boun"aries an" conseLuences.
• 3o ta2e us %7 $%S </M4 '7* '994P3'794 to
where we earn to be.
• $eb 12;14 > Pursue P4'94 an" $o#iness N without which no one
wi## see the <or"
◦ $eb 12;1I > See to it that no one fai#s to obtain the (race of God
▪ 5oot of bitterness can spring up an" "efi#e man.
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'RAYER 'OINTS "
$ C12 3"%& *o ou not 2now that in a race the runners a## compete!
but on# one receives the priOe& 5un in such a wa that
ou ma win it. 2I 'th#etes eDercise se#f>contro# in a##
things: the "o it to receive a perishab#e gar#an"! but we
an imperishab#e one. 26 So % "o not run aim#ess#! nor "o
% boD as though beating the air: 27 but % punish m bo"
an" ens#ave it! so that after proc#aiming to others % mse#f
shou#" not be "isLua#ifie".
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