“Pati” means “to endure” or “to suffer.” Whose > Who > Why > What > How

1. Whose before Who Who was Jesus?

Luke 3:21-22 NLT
One day, when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”

Who before Why

Luke 4:3b-4b NLT
Tell these stones to become bread. No! The Scriptures say, “People do not live by bread alone.”

The material doesn’t matter.

LUKE 4:7b
Bow down and worship me.

You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.

It’s not about clout.

Luke 4:9b NLT
Throw yourself down.

I won’t showboat.

Luke 4:13 NLT
When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

Why before What

Luke 4:18-19 NLT
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.

Free, Heal, Preach.

What before How to Set people free.

Luke 4:33-36 NLT
Once, when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon—an evil spirit—cried out, shouting, “Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” But Jesus reprimanded him. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then, it came out of him without hurting him further. Amazed, the people exclaimed, “What authority and power this man’s words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!”

Heal people.

Luke 4:40 NLT
As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one.


Luke 4:43 NLT
I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.

How do we fulfill our mission?

Pursue passion.

Who before Do Motive before Mission

Matthew 20:25-28 NLT
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Devotion > Desire

Not WILL Power but WHY Power

Know that failure isn’t final.

James 1:2-4 NLT
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Successful people do consistently what other people do occasionally.

Being consistent isn’t the same as being perfect.

Let love lead you.

John 3:16-17 NLT
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world but to save the world through him.

Fall in love with the process.

Hebrews 12:1-3 NLT
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then, you won’t become weary and give up.

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