Patience and Perfection

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In this life, we’ll never be perfect. The Christian life consists of sinning, repenting, turning from our sin. . . and then sinning again. Despite our failings, God patiently walks with us.

While you can’t know all that God plans to do with and for you, you can trust in His perfect plan and His will for you in this life. God is slowly but consistently sanctifying you. He is patient with you. He loves you. And He declares you perfect in Christ.

In these four video lessons based on Dr. Paavola’s book of the same name, he’ll direct you to Scripture, where you’ll encounter our patient and perfect God.


Daniel E. Paavola is a professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin. He holds a master’s of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in exegetical theology from Concordia Seminary. His is the author of Our Way Home: A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer and Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran.

Patience and Perfection

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“Patience is the essence of God’s walk with us, and His perfection draws us to Himself each day. Though we’ll never keep to a perfect line, He persists in walking with us. His patience is His perfect, strong hold on us.”

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Our Way Home

Course Details

3 author-led videos

Downloadable learner’s guide

Offline video access Group Leaders Only