UNagitated Patience

1 Corinthians 13:1-4

1 Thessalonians 5:9-18

  1. What is the context of Paul’s teaching on love in 1 Corinthians 13?
  2. Have you found it difficult to be patient during the last year or so?
  3. What is the meaning and construction of the word we translate as “patient”? (1 Cor. 13:4)
  4. Has God given us what we deserve? (1 Thess. 5:9)
  5. How might the good news of God’s grace in our lives inform your relationships this week?
  6. What purpose does the word “therefore” serve in 1 Thess. 5:11?
  7. Would Paul address you in the same way as he did the Thessalonians at the end of 1 Thess. 5:11?
  8. What is the relationship between peace with God and patience with people?
  9. Who do you need to thank this week for pouring into your life?
  10. Who comes to mind as we discussed the “idle”, “fainthearted” and “weak”?
  11. Have you ever found it easier to win the argument and lose the person? What steps might you need to take this week to make that right?
  12. How did Proverbs 15:18 challenge you? Which kind of person do you see yourself as?
  13. Why is worry an inhibitor of worship? What is the remedy?
  14. What should our perspective be during “unfruitful” seasons of our lives?
  15. Take some time this week to earnestly pray for someone you find difficult. As you do, consider how your perspective changes.

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