|Wednesday's at 7:00 pm||Edwardsville||N of Governors Pwky, W of Gerber Rd||Ashlee Ayers/Lamar Bell||No||OPEN|
When a small group of ordinary first-century people first believed in Jesus Christ, they changed dramatically that soon many others across the Roman world were imitating their faith, hope and love. Little did they know it, but theirs was a transformation that would change lives, cultures and destinies. That's because the apostle Paul, thrilled to see their vibrant Christian lives, recorded his delight in a warm, encouraging letter, packed with advice and help to keep going. And as we read that first letter to the Thessalonians, we can learn that our ordinary lives can be transformed into the same vibrant faith, overflowing love and sensational hope.
"Lord, I want patience, and I want it right now!" It is easier to joke about patience than to become patient. You can tell God is growing patience in you when you run into frustrating experiences; when others fail to meet your expectations; when people you depend on let you down. Most of all, you know you are learning patience when you call out to the Lord for help and He seems to be on vacation. In the face of such trials, the Bible tells us that patience is worth the wait. This study is designed to help you discover the benefits of waiting.