I Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is A-C-T-I-O-N
I Corinthians 13:4-8
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV)
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or
boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist
on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it
does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with
the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never
ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for
tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will
pass away.
Love Is……
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1. The Starting Point:
• Galatians 5:22 THE FRUIT OF THE
Love Is……
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2. Sustaining Process:
• MacArthur states, “this is a key N.T. Word only
known entirely and fully to a person who is a
Love Is……
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3. Stabilizing Force:
• Love is under control in order to win the
person and to help them to live, work, and
serve as they should.
Love Is……
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4. Simple and Complex Together:
• Love is to be found willing to suffer long until
it is realized; until love changes someone,
THEN they too realize the Love of God.
Love Is……
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Love is the capacity to be wronged and not to choose
James 5:7,8
Rom. 12:12
I Cor 13:7
2 Tim 2:10,12
Heb 12:2 and 2 Peter 3:9
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Life Steps
The More Excellent Way…
Love coming out of me or received by me is the Fruit
of the Holy Spirit in me. “Love is patient”
Only God sustains me to love a world that does not
love me
Love suffers long to see change from God: