Do you have a driver’s license? Do you ever have to interact with live humans? If the answer to either or both of those questions is “Yes,” you need patience. 1 Corinthians 13:4 shows that patience is the Number One quality of true love. After reading the last sentence, you may well be exclaiming, “Oh no, I’m sunk!” Well, John Lynn can readily identify with you, and in this teaching he shows the root of impatience and the godly basis of patience for the Christian. John sets forth the biblical definition of patience as found in four different Greek words translated as such, and he shows how you can relate to trials and afflictions so as to build patience. He shows both the short-term and long-term aspects of patience, and that knowing Jesus “has your back” is the key to manifesting this fruit of the spirit. This is a most practical and liberating teaching.
April 1, 2013