Putting on the Character of Christ

Patience and Forgiveness

Episode 25 | September 7, 2021

Episode 25

Today’s Episode

Patience can be such a difficult virtue because it usually costs us something, whether it be time, efficiency, or productivity. It means slowing down and forgoing something we want in the moment for the sake of someone else. And we all know forgiveness can be one of the most difficult responses especially when we’ve been deeply hurt or have lost something dear to us. 

We’ll be reminded that we show patience and offer forgiveness because this is what Christ has shown us. We’re in for a meaningful episode as we talk about these two interconnected displays of Christ-likeness. And for Cultivate listeners, we’re offering 25% off Kelly’s book The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ if you’d like to go deeper. Click here to get your copy and use the CODE: Cultivatethevirtues

Scripture References

Col 3:12-15

1 Tim 1:15-16

2 Peter 3:9

2 Cor. 5:10-11

Matt. 18:21-22

I Peter 3:19

Romans 12:19

Genesis 50:19-21

How do we Cultivate this in our lives? 

  • Have you considered and reflected on the patience and forgiveness Christ has shown you? 
  • Are you still trying to get even or are you willing to entrust yourself—and the person who hurt you—to the Lord. Release the other person and situation to God. 
  • Have you embraced God’s perspective?
  • What side of the semicolon are you living on?

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