Saturday, September 13, 2008

Charity and Its Fruits

Jonathan Edwards is helping me get my sermons done this Fall.

My series, "Learning to Love," is a study of 1 Corinthians 13, and my main discussion partner over the text and its application is Edwards' Charity and Its Fruits.

It used to be that I couldn't read Edwards because of his ponderous style, but I guess I've gotten better at reading harder texts--and I'm thankful for it.

Tomorrow's message on "Love is Patient" echoes Edward's chapter "Charity Disposes Us Meekly to Bear the Injuries Received from Others."

Patience is not easy. But it is deliciously sweet fruit.