Love Is Patient

Pastor John Fenlason June 4, 2018

Love Is #1

I Corinthians 13:4

The List

I Corinthians 13:4-8a Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8a John is patient, John is kind. He does not envy, he does not boast, he is not proud. He does not dishonor others, he is not self-seeking, he is not easily angered, he keeps no record of wrongs. John does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  John never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8a Jesus is patient, Jesus is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. Jesus does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Jesus never fails.

The Secret

Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

The Foundation

Patience – “taking a long time to boil”

God’s Example

Psalm 103:8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.

II Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Patience and Understanding

Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Proverbs 11:12 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace.

Proverbs 17:27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,     and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

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