Peace and Patience

Janet Aucoin March 16, 2017

This is the third class in the fourth series of classes of the Women’s Foundation series.

This series explores what it looks like when the Holy Spirit is working in your life to develop the character of Christ in you.


I. Welcome

II.  Review

III. Peace 

A.  The Meaning of Peace- Gal 5:22; Romans 8:6; 2 Peter 3:14; Romans 15:13; John 16:33

The most direct translation of this word is “wholeness that comes when all essential parts are joined together; peace.” 

“the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatever sort it is.  It is used of those who, assured of salvation, tranquilly await the return of Christ and the transformation of all things which will accompany that event.” 

The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance translates the work to mean “one, peace, quietness, rest, peace of mind”

B. The Application of Peace  -

It is important to understand that the Holy Spirit working in us produces one singular kind of peace and that peace is applied or seen in several different context.

1. Peace With ____________________2 Thes 3:16; Rom 16:20; Rom 5:1; Col 1:21; Isaiah 57:20-21; Romans 5:1; Romans 8:6; Eph 6:15; John 14:27; Luke 24:36; John 20:19; 2 Thess 3:16; Phil 4:9; Rom 16:20

2.  Peace With ____________________John 16:33; Eph 1:22; Phil 4:7;I Cor 10:13; Rom 8:28-29; James 1:2-4; I Thess 5:23; Heb 13:20

3. Peace With ____________________Col 3:15 Matthew 5:9 Romans 12:18 Rom 12:5 Rom 14:19

Col 3:15 I Peter 3:10-11 Matt 5:23-24 Rom 12:18 II Cor 5:9-102 Peter 3:14

IV. Application Questions for Peace content

V.  Patience 

A.  Meaning of Patience

1. ____________________– enduring abuse; “the ability to suffer a long time under the mistreatment of others without growing resentful or bitter”

2. ____________________– to put up with or to graciously tolerate one’s faults

3. ____________________– the ability to stand up under adversity

4. ____________________– the ability to progress in spite of adversity

B.  Applications of Patience. Col 3:12-13

1.  Suffering ____________________I Peter 2:23; Rom 12:19; I Peter 4:19; Gen 50:20

2. Responding to ____________________Exodus 34:6-7; I Cor 13:4-7; James 1:19-20; Matt 18:21-35

3. ____________________Shortcomings Eph 4:2-3; I Peter 4:8;  I Cor 13:4-7; Matthew 7:1-5

4.  ____________________on God Psalm 40:1-2;  Heb 6:12; Jer 29:11

 

5.  ____________________Through Adversity Rom 15:4;  Rom 8:28-29; Hebrews 11:1-3; John 16:33; James 1:2-5

VI.  Application Questions for Patience

VII.  Questions

VII. Recommendations for Further Study

1.            Attitudes of a Transformed Heart by Martha Peace

2.            The PeaceMaker by Ken Sande (many books on Peacemaking are available from Ken Sande)

3.            Peacemaking Women by Tara Klena Barthel & Judy Dabler

4.            Pursuing Peace by Robert D. Jones

5.            Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick

6.            Real Peace by Andy Farmer

7.            Finding God’s Path Through Your Trials by Elizabeth George

Janet Aucoin

Janet is the wife of Pastor Brent Aucoin. She serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries, speaks at conferences and retreats, and assists Brent in the college ministry.