Faith, Love, and Patience
INTRODUCTION: In my studying for future Sunday School lessons I have discovered a new verse pairing for me. I have found in these verses how you and I should treat and relate to God; with our Faith, our Love and our patience.
I. OUR WORK OF FAITH (v 3)
A. I Know Your Works
Psalm 1:6 …the LORD knoweth...
1. Your Labor
a. You have held fast to my name.
b. And you who have not denied my faith
B. You Do Not Tolerate Them Who Do Evil
1. You have tried them who call themselves apostles, which are not.
a. You found them to be liars.
C. Now We See Our Work Of Faith.
1. It is Salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ
II. OUR LABOR OF LOVE (v 3)
A. You Have Obeyed The Truth
1. Through the Holy Spirit
a. With an unfeigned (sincere) love
b. Unfeigned, because God taught us sincerity.
2.) By the Word of God
B. Is To Serve Jesus Christ
1. Serve Him, Be Where He is.
2. A service of love
III. OUR PATEINCE OF HOPE (v 3)
A. Written For Our Learning
1. That we through patience have hope.
B. For Our Sakes
1. No doubt
a. We that plow, plow in Hope
b. Be a partaker of His Hope
C. Let Us Wait With Patience
Conclusion: We can see one more step these verses display:
The Past, The Present, and the Future.
The Past = We turned to God = Salvation
The Present = Serve The Living God = Sanctification
The Future = Patiently Waiting for Jesus’ return = Glorification
Is Your Present, the now, a time of service to Jesus Christ?
Has Your Future been sealed, by your past acceptance of Jesus Christ?