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Original Power Point By Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca. firstname.lastname@example.org www.thetfordcountry.com
Give Diligence: Add to Faith – Virtue Add to Virtue – Knowledge Add to Knowledge – Temperance Add to Temperance – Patience Add to Patience – Godliness Add to Godliness – Brotherly Kindness Add to Brotherly Kindness – Love For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Love Most think of love as the outward acts The gift of the Father was the act of love For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Importance of Christian Love Promises shown: –God dwells in us 1 John 4:16 And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.
Importance of Christian Love Promises shown: –Heirs of the kingdom James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?
Importance of Christian Love Promises shown: –Receive the crown of life James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love him.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Patience –suffers long 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, love is not puffed up,
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Patience –suffers long 1 Peter 2:19-20 19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endures grief's, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Kindness –is kind Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.
Characteristics of Christian Love Liberality –does not envy Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Humility –does not brag and is not arrogant Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Humility –does not brag and is not arrogant Matthew 18:3-4 3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Courtesy –does not behave rudely 1 Corinthians 13:5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Unselfish –does not seek its own Philippians 2:4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Unselfish –does not seek its own 1 Corinthians 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Good Temper –is not provoked Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Justice –thinks no evil Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirred up strife's; But love covers all transgressions.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Justice –thinks no evil Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeketh love; But he that harps on a matter separates chief friends.
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Righteousness –rejoices in the truth 1 Corinthians 13:6 rejoices not in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Characteristics of Christian Love Love is Righteousness –rejoices in the truth 2 John 4 I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.
Summary 7 bears all things, believeth all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.
Summary Love Bears all things Love Believes all things Love Hopes all things Love Endures all things Love Never fails
CONCLUSION Faith will turn into reality Hope will be realized Love will endure forever!
For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
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