Love is the Most Excellent Way
Topic: Gospel Love Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13:13
I: Love is the More Excellent Way
II. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have aprophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, bso as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 cIf I give away all I have, and dif I deliver up my body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain nothing.
III: Love is a Verb
IV. 1Cor. 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
V. Patient (makrothumeō) - To be slow towards, To exercise the maximum restraint
VI. A Long Fuse
VII. Kind- (Chrestos)- To be tender hearted, concerned, and to make oneself useful at the expense of self and to the benefit of another
VIII. Love Never Ends
IX 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.
X 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
X1 John 3:16 “For hGod so loved ithe world,9 jthat he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not kperish but have eternal life.
XII We Love Big When We Are Loved Big