SouthPoint Church
Patient & Established
February 20, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 5:7-12

Patient & Established

February 20, 2022 / James 5:7-12

James 5:7-12

Patient and Established



1) an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay

2) the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

Patience is one of the indicators that the Spirit of God is at work in your life.

Galatians 5:22 

We are called to be people of love and love is patient.

1 Corinthians 13:4 

Patience is a posture of our hearts.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

Jesus is patient with us.

Luke 13:6-9

Spiritual growth & maturity isn’t only about patiently waiting.

Spiritual growth & maturity, also requires some hard work!

Philippians 1:6  

Spiritual practices help us cooperate with the work that He is doing.

Galatians 6:9 

Establish: to set up on a firm or permanent basis.

An established heart is one that doesn’t move.

Psalm 37:7-9 

2 Peter 3:8-9

God wants us to be like Him: patient and established.

John 21:21-22 

Life Group Questions:

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how patient are you? 1=“I don’t even have time for your questions,” 10=“I’m pretty much like Job.”
  2. Are you patient with your own spiritual growth? Did it surprise you to learn that spiritual growth usually includes more than patience alone?
  3. Why is an “established heart” so critical in the world we live in today?
  4. Spend some time praying for one another that God would establish your hearts and expand your patience.


Save PDF Locally

Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your device

Save PDF to Google Drive

Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your Google Drive account

(For Apple devices, use Chrome browser or go to SETTINGS>SAFARI and uncheck BLOCK POPUPS.)

Send to Email

Enter your email address below to receive a copy of your filled in notes