God is Longsuffering

God is Longsuffering

I. God was longsuffering in the Old Testament

    A. Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:15-16; 3:16-19, 22-24; 3:15)
    B. Abraham (2 Chronicles 20:7: James 2:23; Genesis 12:10-20; 20:1-2)
    C. Moses (Exodus 3:7-10; 4:14)

II. God was longsuffering in the New Testament

    A. Thomas (John 11:8, 16; 14:1-6; 20:24-29)
    B. Paul (1 Timothy 1:13; Acts 8:1, 3)
    C. John Mark (Acts 13:5, 13; 15:38; 2 Timothy 4:11b)

III. God is longsuffering with us today

    A. The fact that Jesus has not yet returned is evidence of God’s longsuffering with us (2 Peter 3:1-9)
    B. We have work to do (Matthew 28:19-20)

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