Nobody likes self-control. The guy in the 1600’s who put the verse numbers in your Bible? Put self-control in a whole separate verse from the other fruit of the Spirit! But of all the attributes listed, this is the one contributes most directly to Gospel freedom. How can that be?
(This recording also includes the children’s sermon by Rev Barbara Jernigan.)
2 Timothy 2
Persecuted Christians, veterans, and faithfulness and gentleness…in the aftermath of a contentious election.
Romans 12:1-2, 9-21
Our loving devotion is pleasing to God, and the more devoted we are, the more His loving will is pleasing to us. Goodness is, well, good.
Patience loves by holding back–even letting go of–the fear and anger of impatience when a situation doesn’t go according to plan…or a person ‘doesn’t go according to plan.’ We talked about times that we must love patiently from a distance. But kindness moves outward. Kindness reaches out to bless another person, whether they deserve it or not.