Love is Patient

If love is the “energizer” or the power to our faith (Galatians 5:6)and without love for our brothers/sisters we are a liar (1 John 4:20, then the characteristics found in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-6 need to be found individually in our lives and churches or we have a powerless (dead) faith both individually and potentially collectively in our churches. There need to be practical expressions of these characteristics in our lives.

1 Corinthians 13:4 says that love is patient from the Greek word μακροθυμέω (makrothymeō) meaning “A) to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart B)to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles C)to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others D)to be mild and slow in avenging E)to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish

What are the practical ways that we can demonstrate (express) our love through patience, both in our lives as well as in our Churches?

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