Chestnut Ridge Church
Nine - Part 4: Peace/Patience
What are we, as Christians, supposed to be like? What qualities should be evident in our lives? The Apostle Paul, in Galatians 5, listed nine amazing Christ-like attributes that are called, “the fruit of the Spirit.” This series, Nine, will explore these attributes and will answer the question, How do we get them in our lives?
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Nine - Part 4: Peace/Patience [June 3, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: We struggle to be at peace with others
Solution: We can extend peace to others because we've experienced the peace of God

Week 1 take away—Don't try; instead, rely
Week 2 take away—Make your main goal in life to love well
Week 3 take away—Joy is found in Jesus
It is important to observe that the fruit here described is not produced by a believer, but by the Holy Spirit working through a Christian who is in vital union with Christ [1] - Campbell

[1] Campbell, D. K. (1985). Galatians. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 608). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Patience is the quality of forbearance under provocation. It entertains no thoughts of retaliation even when wrongfully treated.[1] – F.F. Bruce

[1] Bruce, F. F. (1982). The Epistle to the Galatians: a commentary on the Greek text (p. 252). Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.
Patience refers to that quality of mind that disposes us “to take everything in good part and not to be easily offended.” It is the ability to put up with other people even when that is not an easy thing to do.Patience in this sense, of course, is preeminently a characteristic of God, who is “long-suffering” with his rebellious creatures.[1] - George

[1] George, T. (1994). Galatians (Vol. 30, p. 402). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
We can extend peace to others because we’ve experienced the peace of God
· We have peace with God
· We have the peace of God
First—we have peace with God
The Hebrew concept of shalom is much more positive than [just peace. It refers] to a condition of wholeness and well-being that includes both a right relationship with God and loving harmony with one’s fellow human beings.[1]
- George

[1] George, T. (1994). Galatians (Vol. 30, p. 402). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

Second—we have the peace of God
We can extend peace to others because we’ve experienced the peace of God

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