Raise ’em Up Part 3
Message Summary: Paul states in 1 Corinthians, “If you don’t have love, you have nothing.” Do you want to know what love is? Love is patient, love is kind… Josiah goes on to say that love and patience are synonymous. You can’t have love without patience. You can’t have patience without love. You can’t have a loving home without patience.
Change starts by building healthy habits in your home. Week 1 was building the habit of serving, week 2 was on building the habit of encouragement, and today was on the building the habit of patience. We are reminded that our world has evolved into a fast-paced world. We all want instant gratification, and everyone wants things quick with very little patience remaining. Often people are quick to voice their opinions, especially on social media. It’s important to remember that nothing good comes when you are quick to speak. One should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. If you want more peace in your home, be more patient. The remedy for impatience is gratitude. If you have an attitude, give some gratitude.
- What is one area in your life that you know you can be more patient? How would that impact the situation or your relationship?
- What would happen if you were more patient with your spouse, significant other, coworker, friend, or close family member?
- What actions can I take to become a more patient person?
- If you have an attitude, give some gratitude. What are 3 things you’re grateful for?
Romans 5:3-4 NLT – We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we now that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength and character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation
Colossians 3:12 NLT – For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT – Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.
Galatians 5:22,23,25 NLT – But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit n our lives: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Philippians 4:6-5 NLT – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard you heats and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 15:18 NLT – A hot tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.