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1 What Love Is NOT! 1

2 Love Defined Uses of the word LOVE in the Bible! 2

3 Love Defined Different Words For Love! Eros - Sexual love The word erotic comes from this! Not Used In The New Testament! 3

4 Love Definded Different Words For Love! Stergein - Familial love Not Used In The New Testament! 4

5 Love Defined Different Words For Love! Phileo - More nearly represents tender affection! This word is never used in a command to love Gods word! This love is not given without expectation! This love usually expects the same coming back in return! 5

6 Love Defined Different Words For Love! Agapao - Largely translated as love 2 nd most common translation in KJV is "charity" (Esp. 1 Cor. 13)! This kind of love is unnatural to man! It is a love that must be learned and is commanded! It is a love given without expectation and it denotes and demands a total commitment! Jn. 3:16 There are no conditions, no strings attached! It always seeks the good of its object! It is to Love the Unlovable! 6

7 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 1 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. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 7

8 1 Corthinans 13: 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 8

9 Actions alone are not Love! All our works must be done with love as the basis! Jesus gave us the Example of love! John 3:16 1 John 4:7-14 9

10 Works Must be Based on Love! Speak in tongues Gift of prophesy Understand: All Mysteries All knowledge Have great faith Give all to the poor Give my body to be burned WITHOUT LOVE THESE ARE NOTHING! 10

11 Love is NOT impatient! Love suffers long – vs. 4 Long suffering! God is patient! Romans 15:5 Apostles were patient! 2 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:3 We must be patient – 1 Timothy 6:11 With our brethren – Tit. 2:2 With our family! With ourselves! In faith – Heb. 6:12; James 5:7 11

12 Love is NOT unkind! and is kind – vs. 4 of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person. A character trait of God Col. 3:12-15; Titus 3:4 Commanded of God Eph. 4:32 A work of faith! 2 Peter 1:7 12

13 Love does NOT envy! does not envy – vs.4 a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc. Christ crucified for envy! Matt. 27:12-18 A trait of the ungodly! Rom. 1:29; Phil. 1:15 A work of the flesh! Gal. 5: Tim. 6:4; Titus 3:3 13

14 Love does NOT parade itself ! vaunteth not itself – vs. 4 to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements. Means also to not be rash! acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration. Is not braggadocios! Matt. 6:1-8 14

15 Love is NOT puffed up! is not puffed up – vs. 4 feeling self-important; arrogant; pompous. To be full of pride. Paul condemned this among Christians 1 Cor. 4:6, 18-19; 5:2 Col. 2:18 The proud fail! Proverbs 16:18; Luke 14:11 Indicates lack of humbleness! James 4:10 15

16 Love does NOT behave rudely! does not behave…unseemly – vs. 5 discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply Christ was never rude! He was firm and spoke forthrightly! Matt 23. Rudeness is the opposite of kindness! Kindness commanded by Paul – Eph. 4:32 Kindness is a work of the Spirit! Gal. 5:22 16

17 Love does not seek its own! seeketh not her own – vs. 5 Christ did not seek His own interest! Phil. 2:1-11 Paul had the mind of Christ Phil. 1:21-26 He sought the spiritual welfare of the Philippians So must we! 1 Peter 5:5 17

18 Love is NOT provoked! is not easily provoked - vs. 5 to anger, enrage, exasperate, or vex Not to provoke one to evil! Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21 Must provoke (stir up) to do good! Heb. 10:24 18

19 Love does NOT think evil! thinketh no evil - vs. 5 No evil thoughts regarding others! Prov. 23:7 Could be expressed in our speech Or presuppositions we have of others James 4:11-12 Evil thoughts reflect an evil heart! Matt. 15:18-20 An evil heart results in evil actions! James 2:4 Gods word judges our thoughts! Heb. 4:12 19

20 Love does NOT rejoice in iniquity! 20 rejoiceth not in iniquity - vs. 6 Rejoice - to be glad; take delight in; to rejoice in anothers happiness. Iniquity - gross injustice or wickedness. This is a trait of the worldly! Romans 1:19-32 They take pleasure in wickedness! 2 Thess. 2:3-12 Moral and religious unrighteousness! Matt. 7:21-23 We must rejoice in truth! 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:4

21 Love does NOT reveal or yield! Beareth all things – vs. 7 Original stego to cover, to conceal – to bear or sustain. Will bear afflictions or persecutions that come To conceal in the sense as used by Peter 1 Peter 4:9 Does not delight in revealing the sins and short comings of others! Not a gossip nor a tattletale. 21

22 Love does NOT yield to suspicion! Believeth all things, hopeth all things – vs. 7 To give one the benefit of the doubt Believes the best if no evidence to the contrary! But, not gullible – can discern good and evil! Looks and hopes for the best in people! Does not yield to evil surmisings 1 Tim. 6:4 22

23 Love does NOT yield to trials! endureth all things – vs. 7 From hupomono meaning to have brave patience! Willing to face circumstances such as persecution, hindrances, temptations Paul warned that persecutions will come! 2 Tim. 3:10-12 This love will be willing to endure what ever circumstance life may bring! 23

24 Love does NOT fail! Charity never faileth – vs. 8 All other things would fail or cease! Love is unfailing and superior to anything else! Love must be permanent! Must continue to the end! We will fail if we dont have the agape love! Faith and Hope must abide and continue! LOVE is the Greatest and must be the Foundation and Basis of these! 24


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