The Supremacy of Love
Humans were made with a longing not just for good things, but for the greatest things. What is the greatest thing? In this verse, Paul concludes his treatment of love by holding it up as the greatest thing.
The Duration of Love
Love feels great, but how do you know when it’s genuine? Paul has given us many marks of true love in this passage, but this week we come to one many of us recognize: We know love is real when it actually lasts, especially through difficulty.
What Love Rejoices In
We talked last week about what love things, but what does love feel, especially when it’s no longer assuming wrongdoing of others, but faced with real wrongdoing? Love is not a general positive feeling; there is something in which love does not rejoice: Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
What Love Thinks
When we talk about love, we often talk about feelings and actions, but what about thoughts? The mind is powerful; what we think matters, and love thinks no evil.
A question everyone has to face in life is, “What are you seeking?” What is your aim in life? In this sermon we’ll look at what 1 Corinthians 13 says love does not seek: Love seeks not its own. Love is not selfish.
After the starting with what love is, Paul now moves to what it is not. Love does not envy.
Patience & Kindness
Having established the necessity of love, Paul moves to a description of it. While love is not an action, love is active in patience and kindness.
The Necessity of Love
It is a good thing to have great gifts and make great sacrifices, but it’s possible to have those things, and something essential still be missing. The thing we need even if we have great gifts and make great sacrifices is love.
The Resurrection of the Body
Where’s all the work we do in this world ultimately going? Because we believe in the resurrection of the body, none of it that is done unto the Lord will be in vain.