West End United Methodist Church

Is Love Always Patient?

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon

Is Love Always Patient? – This is the first in a sermon series based on 1 Corinthians 13’s treatise on love and titled, “Love, Always.”  Today’s focus from that chapter is “love is Patient.” Just in the last two days at West End, 1 Cor. 13 was read in a memorial service and in a wedding.  Originally, it was addressed to a congregation in Corinth that was widely divergent in its membership, Paul emphasizing that love is the foundation upon which a congregation is built.  In the Greek of this section the descriptions of love are verbs.  But there are times when action is called for rather than patience, and how do we reconcile that?  Even Jesus got impatient with the disciples.  Maybe our focus should be on the example of God’s patience with us. .  (NOTE: Because of hazardous winter weather, the church was closed on Jan. 16, and this service was recorded on Saturday, Jan. 15, and livestreamed at 8:45 am on Sunday.  NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • 1 Corinthians :13:1-13



Is Love Always Patient? (Children's Moment & Sermon)