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1 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/2005 1

2 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Eros-- Sexual love. Not used in New Testament.Eros-- Sexual love. Not used in New Testament. Stergein Natural love. Not used in the New Testament.Stergein Natural love. Not used in the New Testament. Phileo- Friendly love - More nearly represents tender affection.Phileo- Friendly love - More nearly represents tender affection. Agapao Love which is awakened by a sense of value in an object which causes one to prize it... It is a love of esteem and approbation (Weust). Act of the will – not emotion - (Mt. 5:43-48; Mk 12:29-31; Jn. 3:16)Agapao Love which is awakened by a sense of value in an object which causes one to prize it... It is a love of esteem and approbation (Weust). Act of the will – not emotion - (Mt. 5:43-48; Mk 12:29-31; Jn. 3:16)

3 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Jesus & His Disciples – John 13:1Jesus & His Disciples – John 13:1 Jesus Instructions To His Disciples – John 13:31-35; 15:9-12Jesus Instructions To His Disciples – John 13:31-35; 15:9-12 Followers of Christ Are To Have A Deep And Abiding Love For Each Other – Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22Followers of Christ Are To Have A Deep And Abiding Love For Each Other – Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22 A Test of Discipleship – 1 John 3:10,11,14-23; 4:7,8,20-5:3A Test of Discipleship – 1 John 3:10,11,14-23; 4:7,8,20-5:3

4 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Gifts are worthless without love– (1-3)Gifts are worthless without love– (1-3) Characteristics of love prove loves superiority – (4-7; cf. 1 Cor. 8:1)Characteristics of love prove loves superiority – (4-7; cf. 1 Cor. 8:1) The permanence of love demonstrates its value over spiritual gifts – (8-13)The permanence of love demonstrates its value over spiritual gifts – (8-13)

5 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Cor. 13:1-3 (NKJV) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. [2] And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. [3] And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

6 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is makrothumia *Literally, it means being "long- tempered" (the opposite of short- tempered) *"Longsuffering is that quality of self- restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish. It is the opposite of anger and is associated with mercy, and is used of God." (VINE)

7 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ *God has been longsuffering toward man - 2 Pet 3:9,15; 1 Ti 1:15-16 *We have all needed others to be longsuffering with us - Co 3:12-14 *Necessary To Maintaining The Unity Of The Spirit... Ep 4:1-3 *Necessary For Preachers And Teachers Of The Gospel... 2 Ti 2:24-26; 3:10; 4:2 *Not eternal Suffering! – 1 Pet. 3:20

8 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is χρηστευ ͂ ομαι - chre ̄ steuomai - *Thayer: verb - 1) to show ones self mild, to be kind, use kindness *This word describes "the sympathetic kindliness or sweetness of temper which puts others at their ease, and shrinks from giving pain" (PLUMMER) *"It is a beautiful word for the expression of a beautiful grace" (TRENCH)

9 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Kindness Exemplified *The kindness of God – John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:4-10; Titus 3:4,5 *The kindness of Christ – Matt. 14:14; Acts 10:38; Mat. 11:28-30 *The kindness expected of us – Illustrated in the parable of the good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37Illustrated in the parable of the good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37 Commanded of us - Ephes. 4:32; Col. 3:12; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:17-18; 4:11Commanded of us - Ephes. 4:32; Col. 3:12; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:17-18; 4:11

10 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is ζηλόω ze ̄ loo ̄ The Greek word is ζηλόω ze ̄ loo ̄ Thayer 1) to burn with zeal; 1a) to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger 1a1) in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good; 1b) to desire earnestly, pursue; 1b1) to desire one earnestly, to strive after, busy ones self about him; 1b2) to exert ones self for one (that he may not be torn from me); 1b3) to be the object of the zeal of others, to be zealously sought after; 1c) to envy

11 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is ζηλόω ze ̄ loo ̄ The Greek word is ζηλόω ze ̄ loo ̄ Resentment - produced by witnessing or hearing of the advantage or prosperity of others – (of anothers gift) Resentment - produced by witnessing or hearing of the advantage or prosperity of others – (of anothers gift) *Causes persecution, bitterness, hatred, division, & is a sign of carnality – Prov. 14:30; Mat. 27:18; 1 Cor. 3:3 *Love is not jealous of what others have or have become – When others have happiness, wealth, health, ability etc... Love rejoices and is delighted.

12 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is π ερ π ερεύο μ αι perpereuomai Thayer: 1) to boast ones self 2) a self display, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling ones self excessively Vines: - Vines: - "to boast or vaunt oneself" (from perperos, "vainglorious, braggart," not in the NT), is used in 1Co_13:4, negatively of love.

13 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is π ερ π ερεύο μ αι perpereuomai *The word refers to arrogance of speech – undoubtedly, some of those who had spiritual gifts were bragging about them – Love does not brag – (1 Cor. 4:7) Love does not brag – (1 Cor. 4:7) Admitting to another some good deed that you have done, or some ability you possess is not necessarily bragging (John 10:32) Admitting to another some good deed that you have done, or some ability you possess is not necessarily bragging (John 10:32) We should always ask – why am I telling this about myself – to serve or be served? We should always ask – why am I telling this about myself – to serve or be served?

14 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is φυσιόω phusioo ̄ Thayer:... 2) to inflate, blow up, to cause to swell up 2a) to puff up, make proud 2b) to be puffed up, to bear ones self loftily, be proud Vines: Vines: "to puff up, blow up, inflate" (from phusa, "bellows"), is used metaphorically in the NT, in the sense of being "puffed" up with pride, 1Co_4:6, 1Co_4:18-19; 1Co_5:2; 1Co_8:1; 1Co_13:4; Col_2:18.

15 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is φυσιόω phusioo ̄ *This is the attitude from whence bragging comes... *The word refers to an inflated concept of ones own importance. PRIDE is of the world – 1 John 2:16 PRIDE is of the world – 1 John 2:16 PRIDE will lead one to his fall – Prov. 16:18 PRIDE will lead one to his fall – Prov. 16:18 A danger for young Christians – 1 Tim. 3:6 A danger for young Christians – 1 Tim. 3:6 *The Christian is to be humble – Phili 2:1-5; 1 Peter 5:5...

16 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is α ̓ σχη μ ονέω asche ̄ moneo ̄ Thayer Definition: 1) to act unbecomingly Vines: Vines: "to be unseemly" (a, negative, and schema, "a form"), is used in 1Co_7:36, "behave (himself) unseemly," i.e., so as to run the risk of bringing the virgin daughter into danger or disgrace, and in 1Co_13:5, "doth (not) behave itself unseemly."

17 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek word is α ̓ σχη μ ονέω asche ̄ moneo ̄ *The term describes actions or words which are rude – *The arrogant man forgets to respect, consider, or honor others – *On the other hand – love always conducts itself with proper decorum. Romans 12:10 (NKJV) Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

18 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is ζητέω ου ̓ ε ̔ αυτου ͂ ou ze ̄ tei ta heaute ̄ s *Love does not seek its own interest - - Barnes: (love) is not selfish; it does not seek its own happiness exclusively or mainly; it does not seek its own happiness to the injury of others. This expression is not, however, to be pressed as if Paul meant to teach that a man should not regard his own welfare at all; or have no respect to his health, his property, his happiness, or his salvation. Barnes: (love) is not selfish; it does not seek its own happiness exclusively or mainly; it does not seek its own happiness to the injury of others. This expression is not, however, to be pressed as if Paul meant to teach that a man should not regard his own welfare at all; or have no respect to his health, his property, his happiness, or his salvation.

19 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is ζητέω ου ̓ ε ̔ αυτου ͂ ou ze ̄ tei ta heaute ̄ s *The distorted view of love in our culture is distorted fundamentally because it is focused on pleasing self – *The love we MUST have as Christians is one NOT motivated by selfish ambition – but rather a genuine concerned for the well being of other people, (not mere temporary relief) – Phili 2:1-4; 1 Cor. 10:24; Gal. 5:13

20 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is π αροξύνω paroxuno ̄ Thayer: 1) to make sharp, sharpen 1a) to stimulate, spur on, urge 1b) to irritate, provoke, arouse to anger 1b1) to scorn, despise 1b2) provoke, make angry 1b3) to exasperate, to burn with anger Vines: primarily, "to sharpen"... is used metaphorically, signifying "to rouse to anger, to provoke,"... in 1Co_13:5, RV, "is not provoked" (the word "easily" in AV, represents no word in the original). See STIR.

21 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is π αροξύνω paroxuno ̄ *The term carries the idea of being easily irritated or incensed. Eph 4:31,32; James 1:19 There are some people that you have to walk on eggshells around... There are some people that you have to walk on eggshells around... Love does NOT go around with a chip on its shoulder. Love does NOT go around with a chip on its shoulder. *Not condemning righteous indignation! – John 2:14-17; Eph 4:26

22 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is κακός kakos Thayer: 1) of a bad nature 1a) not such as it ought to be 2) of a mode of thinking, feeling, acting 2a) base, wrong, wicked 3) troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive, baneful Vines: stands for "whatever is evil in character, base,"... Kakos is antithetic to kalos, "fair, advisable, good in character," and to agathos, "beneficial, useful, good in act;" hence it denotes what is useless, incapable, bad;...

23 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ The Greek is κακός kakos *Love does not dwell on evils it has incurred - If one dwells on evil - then bitterness and resentment are sure fruits... If one dwells on evil - then bitterness and resentment are sure fruits... *There are some who like to keep score of wrongs done! – To bear a grudge is not in the character of love! Prov. 10:12 To bear a grudge is not in the character of love! Prov. 10:12 We should seek forgiveness!! – Luke 17:3 We should seek forgiveness!! – Luke 17:3

24 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ *Love does not rejoice in sinning nor with others as they engage in sin - Some are happy in sin - 2 Thes 2:12 Some are happy in sin - 2 Thes 2:12 Sinners & false teachers are uncomfortable where love is - Luke 6:22; John 7:7 Sinners & false teachers are uncomfortable where love is - Luke 6:22; John 7:7 *BUT – Love enjoys doing righteousness & being with the righteous! – 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3,4 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3,4

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26 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ To remain steady under trial OR To conceal or hide – 1 Pet 4:8 Believes the best - until evidence proves otherwise - considers all evidence When evidence is adverse – love still hopes for the best Loves sticks it out... It doesnt quit under adverse circumstances

27 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Suffers long Is kind Does not envy Does not parade itself Is not puffed up Does not behave rudely Does not seek its own Is not provoked, Thinks no evil; Does not rejoice in iniquity, But rejoices in the truth; Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things.

28 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ Cor. 13:8,13 [8] Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. [13] And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

29 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ John 3:10-18 (NKJV)... [11] For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,... [14] We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.... [16] By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. [17] But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? [18] My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.... [11] For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,... [14] We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.... [16] By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. [17] But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? [18] My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

30 Don McClainW. 65th St. church of Christ - 9/18/ John 4:20-21 (NKJV) If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? [21] And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? [21] And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

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