"Faith, Patience, Love"

February 17, 2015

“Faith, Patience, Love”

Blessings folk!

We are being encouraged to follow the example set by Paul...

2 Timothy 3:10-12
10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Faith: pistis

  • belief
  • conviction of truth
  • trust

Patience: makrothymia
  • endurance
  • steadfastness
  • perseverance
  • forbearance
  • longsuffering
  • slowness in avenging wrongs

Love: agape
  • affection
  • good will
  • brotherly love

Paul was not bragging in the flesh.
He is simply stating the pattern of his life that Timothy was to follow.
It was the Spirit of the Lord that enabled Paul to live this way.
Not his power or ability in the flesh.

True salvation will manifest a life of faith/patience/love.

Do we show evidence of such?
In what do we trust?
What do we love?
What does our life reveal?