StoneBridge Community Church
Becoming Who We Are Destined to Be: Patience
Interim Pastor Neal Nybo
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • StoneBridge Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 11:59 PM

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1. The opposite of patience is frustration and anger.

Wrap Rage

According to the Huffington Post, Wrap Rage is the latest example of American Impatience — an age in which we live, characterized by increased anger, frustration, and simple unwillingness to wait. Here is the original article.
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
Determining your "frustration triggers."
1. Is there a situation where you often find yourself frustrated or angry?
2. Without describing the specifics, what generally leads to your frustration? For example, having to wait, wasting time or money, being asked the same question repeatedly, etc.
3. As a group, make a list of the most common things and/or triggers that cause the most frustration.
4. Pray as a group that you can learn to have patience with these triggers.

Christianity Today Bible Study on Patience

The Bible has a lot to say about patience. Here is a study that goes into greater detail.
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. Describe a time recently when you were impatient.
2. Describe a time recently when you were patient.
3. Finish this sentence. Impatience made me feel _________ while being patient felt like _______________.
4. How did both situations impact others who were involved?
3. Jesus had habits that led to patience.
3 a. Jesus ruthlessly eliminated hurry from his life.
3 c. Jesus didn’t need to have the last word.
4. We can develop patience the same way Jesus did.
4 a. Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.
4 b. Wait two seconds to speak.
4 c. Don’t have the last word.

10 Prayers for patience including spouse, children, and myself

We can all use prayer for patience. This article provides ten prayers for patience in a variety of situations.
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. Which one of these practices do you think would be hardest for you to try?
2. Pick one of the other two (not the hardest one).
3. In one sentence, describe what situation you plan to try this practice.
4. Be sure you can text or email the person on your right. Do so when you have tried this.
5. What day should they expect to hear from you this week?
6. Reach out to the person on your left if you haven't heard from them by that day.

Learning about spiritual practices

The habits and suggestions talked about are examples of creative spiritual disciplines. Find out more about the idea of spiritual disciples in this article.

Interested in building a house for the homeless and affecting poverty on an international scale? A team from StoneBridge is partnering with Hands of Mercy to build a loft house in Ensenada, Mexico. You can help without traveling further than the StoneBridge parking lot. If you can hammer a nail or manage a paintbrush, you’re qualified! Come when you can and leave when you must. We’re also collecting items to give to the family once the house is built. Please visit the Ministry Table on the patio after worship to sign up to contribute to the family’s care package.

Jesus was a carpenter, a healer and a teacher. Be like Jesus and join, in partnership with IMPACT, as we return to Haiti to build shade structures, tables, benches, storage cubbies and beds for Pastor Timothy's orphanage. Construction experience helpful. Participate in a medical clinic in Onaville. Individuals with medical experience needed. Or, come spend time with the children leading Bible lessons, crafts, music and games. Minimum age 16. Applications are available now, contact the church office (805) 526-5475. Application deadline: February 28, 2019. IMPACT is offering additional 2019 trips to Puerto Rico, Romania, Ukraine, Honduras, Uganda and Turkey. Trip summaries, dates and application forms are available at Click on Current Trips.

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