Honor VIII Love *Intro*: Context of the chapters Prayer 1Co 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1Co 13:2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 1Co 13:3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. *Our Purpose in the kingdom above all is Love* -What good is it if we do everything but don’t show love -The Lord wants us to be about others more than ourselves-music *Traits of Love* 1Co 13:4 Love is patient and kind;——People test patience. We must love through the failure of others love does not envy or boast; ——Love takes out the competition. Church is bad about this it is not arrogant 1Co 13:5 or rude.——Love is an attitude of selflessness-How is your attitude. It does not insist on its own way;——Love is not having control but releasing control for the sake of other it is not irritable or resentful;——Love is about controlling emotion for the sake of others 1Co 13:6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.——-we must through love hold others accountable 1Co 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. —Love covers a multitude of sin Dwa 13:8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1Co 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 1Co 13:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. -Church priorities tend to sway in the wrong direction (building, flowers, carpet) -Church planters struggle with a building as do most church people -We have to forgive and bear with others if we are true believers (John 13:35) *Conclusion:* 1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 1Co 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Co 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Love is a sign of maturity. Love your enemies- Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his friends Questions: What stood out in this sermon to you personally? Why is it so hard for us to see love in all situations? If love is greater than all gifts and service, then why have them? (to show love through them) Look back at verse 7 of chapter 13. What could he be saying? How can you grow through love this week?
Honor VIII - "Love"
June 3, 2018 • Paul Barnard