Read 1 Corinthians 13 incarnationally. How do you see God expressing His love toward you today?
What’s the difference between the world’s definition of patience and Christ like patience?
Describe one way you are currently experiencing God’s love as patient?
Biblical patience is best defined as, “love untiring.” Note three places in Scripture that you see God’s “love untiring.”
Read Romans 2.4. Why is God patient with us? In your own words, describe this verse being lived out through your story.
Consider the life and ministry of Jesus. What three words would you use to describe the pace of His ministry?
“Jesus was busy but never rushed.” Do you agree or disagree with that statement? How so?
What qualities or expressions of love can you do when you are rushed or in a hurry? What qualities or expressions of love can you give when you are taking your time?
Read Mark 9.14-27. How do you see as “fully man” and “fully God” in this text?
When and where have you prayed, “I believe. Help me with my unbelief.” Who has joined you in that space? How has God ministered to you there?
Read 2 Peter 3.8-10, 15. In your own words, describe the truth of this text.
How do you sense God’s patience as salvation?
With a family member, friend, or co-work talk about your responses to the following:
- Where and when do you sense your love tiring?
- What takes the life out of you?
- What gives you life?
- How do you sense God’s untiring love at work in your world right now?