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2 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world.

3 ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect.

4 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world. ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect. ♥ It’s not just that God & the world define love differently.

5 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world. ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect. ♥ It’s not just that God & the world define love differently. ♥ Love may respond differently in different circumstances.

6 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world. ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect. ♥ It’s not just that God & the world define love differently. ♥ Love may respond differently in different circumstances. ♥ In this morning’s text, love acts in two different ways.

7 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world. ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect. ♥ It’s not just that God & the world define love differently. ♥ Love may respond differently in different circumstances. ♥ In this morning’s text, love acts in two different ways. ♥ Love acts positively.

8 ♥ That story must seem so very odd to the modern world. ♥ It’s often the case that love isn’t exactly what we expect. ♥ It’s not just that God & the world define love differently. ♥ Love may respond differently in different circumstances. ♥ In this morning’s text, love acts in two different ways. ♥ Love acts positively. ♥ Love also acts negatively.

9 ♥ “Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing” (vv 4-6, ESV).

10 ♥ Love does not envy.

11 ♥ There was certainly envy in the Corinthian congregation.

12 ♥ Love does not envy. ♥ There was certainly envy in the Corinthian congregation. ♥ Envy runs counter to the concept of sacrificial love.

13 ♥ Love does not envy. ♥ There was certainly envy in the Corinthian congregation. ♥ Envy runs counter to the concept of sacrificial love. ♥ We cannot envy one another.

14 ♥ Love does not envy. ♥ There was certainly envy in the Corinthian congregation. ♥ Envy runs counter to the concept of sacrificial love. ♥ We cannot envy one another. ♥ If I’m sacrificing for you, I’m not going to care if you have something I deem as better than something I have.

15 ♥ Love does not envy. ♥ There was certainly envy in the Corinthian congregation. ♥ Envy runs counter to the concept of sacrificial love. ♥ We cannot envy one another. ♥ If I’m sacrificing for you, I’m not going to care if you have something I deem as better than something I have. ♥ “If you have bitter jealousy [same word we have in v 4] and selfish ambition n your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth” (Js 3:14, ESV).

16 ♥ Envy is antithetical to communal life.

17 ♥ “All who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (Acts 2:44-45, ESV).

18 ♥ Envy is antithetical to communal life. ♥ “All who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (Acts 2:44-45, ESV). No envy, no selfishness, but communal life.

19 ♥ Envy is antithetical to communal life. ♥ “All who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (Acts 2:44-45, ESV). No envy, no selfishness, but communal life. ♥ “Rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV).

20 ♥ Envy is antithetical to communal life. ♥ “All who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (Acts 2:44-45, ESV). No envy, no selfishness, but communal life. ♥ “Rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV). If I’m envious of you, how can I rejoice when something good happens in your life?

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22 ♥ Love does not boast.

23 ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag.

24 ♥ Love does not boast. ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag. The idea is one who talks of himself over and over and over again.

25 ♥ Love does not boast. ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag. The idea is one who talks of himself over and over and over again. ♥ Cicero uses this word in a letter to Atticus where he describes a speech he just gave in the Roman Senate.

26 ♥ Love does not boast. ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag. The idea is one who talks of himself over and over and over again. ♥ Cicero uses this word in a letter to Atticus where he describes a speech he just gave in the Roman Senate. ♥ Pompey, a member of the First Triumvirate, was present.

27 ♥ Love does not boast. ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag. The idea is one who talks of himself over and over and over again. ♥ Cicero uses this word in a letter to Atticus where he describes a speech he just gave in the Roman Senate. ♥ Pompey, a member of the First Triumvirate, was present. ♥ “Heavens! How I showed off before my new auditor Pompey.”

28 ♥ Love does not boast. ♥ The Gr word literally means to be a windbag. The idea is one who talks of himself over and over and over again. ♥ Cicero uses this word in a letter to Atticus where he describes a speech he just gave in the Roman Senate. ♥ Pompey, a member of the First Triumvirate, was present. ♥ “Heavens! How I showed off before my new auditor Pompey.” ♥ The Corinthians had a problem with boasting.

29 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people.

30 ♥ Nebuchadnezzar.

31 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people. ♥ Nebuchadnezzar. ♥ “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30, ESV).

32 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people. ♥ Nebuchadnezzar. ♥ “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30, ESV). ♥ Therefore, he lived as a wild animal for seven years.

33 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people. ♥ Nebuchadnezzar. ♥ “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30, ESV). ♥ Therefore, he lived as a wild animal for seven years. ♥ Peter.

34 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people. ♥ Nebuchadnezzar. ♥ “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30, ESV). ♥ Therefore, he lived as a wild animal for seven years. ♥ Peter. ♥ “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” (Mt 26:35, ESV).

35 ♥ We dare not be a boastful people. ♥ Nebuchadnezzar. ♥ “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30, ESV). ♥ Therefore, he lived as a wild animal for seven years. ♥ Peter. ♥ “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” (Mt 26:35, ESV). ♥ We all know his heartache.

36 ♥ Love is not arrogant. ♥ The idea of boasting naturally leads to arrogance.

37 ♥ Love is not arrogant. ♥ The idea of boasting naturally leads to arrogance. ♥ Just as bellows puff up to send air where they’re needed, so one becomes arrogant in order that he might boast where he wants.

38 ♥ Love is not arrogant. ♥ The idea of boasting naturally leads to arrogance. ♥ Just as bellows puff up to send air where they’re needed, so one becomes arrogant in order that he might boast where he wants. ♥ We’d better not be arrogant!

39 ♥ Love is not arrogant. ♥ The idea of boasting naturally leads to arrogance. ♥ Just as bellows puff up to send air where they’re needed, so one becomes arrogant in order that he might boast where he wants. ♥ We’d better not be arrogant! ♥ “There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes” (Prov 6:16- 17, ESV).

40 ♥ Love is not arrogant. ♥ The idea of boasting naturally leads to arrogance. ♥ Just as bellows puff up to send air where they’re needed, so one becomes arrogant in order that he might boast where he wants. ♥ We’d better not be arrogant! ♥ “There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes” (Prov 6:16- 17, ESV). ♥ “Clothe yourselves, all you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Pt 5:5, ESV).

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42 ♥ Love is not rude.

43 ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.”

44 ♥ Love is not rude. ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.” ♥ The term could very well mean that if I love you I’m not going to act disgracefully toward you.

45 ♥ Love is not rude. ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.” ♥ The term could very well mean that if I love you I’m not going to act disgracefully toward you. ♥ In some contexts, the word means to feel ashamed.

46 ♥ Love is not rude. ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.” ♥ The term could very well mean that if I love you I’m not going to act disgracefully toward you. ♥ In some contexts, the word means to feel ashamed. Paul could mean that love does nothing to embarrass others.

47 ♥ Love is not rude. ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.” ♥ The term could very well mean that if I love you I’m not going to act disgracefully toward you. ♥ In some contexts, the word means to feel ashamed. Paul could mean that love does nothing to embarrass others. ♥ But, it could be a mixture of these two ideas—if I love you, I’m not going to act inappropriately & thus I’ll bring shame to neither of us.

48 ♥ Love is not rude. ♥ The Gr term means “to behave disgracefully.” ♥ The term could very well mean that if I love you I’m not going to act disgracefully toward you. ♥ In some contexts, the word means to feel ashamed. Paul could mean that love does nothing to embarrass others. ♥ But, it could be a mixture of these two ideas—if I love you, I’m not going to act inappropriately & thus I’ll bring shame to neither of us. ♥ In Corinth, there was a great deal of inappropriate acting.

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50 ♥ Love does not insist on its own way.

51 ♥ The Corinthians surely believed their ways were the only ways.

52 ♥ “I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church” (3 Jn 9- 10, ESV).

53 ♥ Because Diotrephes insisted on his own way: ♥ He refused to acknowledge apostolic authority.

54 ♥ “I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church” (3 Jn 9- 10, ESV). ♥ Because Diotrephes insisted on his own way: ♥ He refused to acknowledge apostolic authority. ♥ He refused to show hospitality to missionaries and expelled from the church those who did show hospitality.

55 ♥ “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mk 14:35, ESV).

56 ♥ “Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:5b-7, ESV).

57 ♥ Love is not irritable.

58 ♥ It’s unfortunate some translations put the “easily” before “provoked” or “angered.”

59 ♥ Love is not irritable. ♥ It’s unfortunate some translations put the “easily” before “provoked” or “angered.” “Easily” isn’t in the text.

60 ♥ Love is not irritable. ♥ It’s unfortunate some translations put the “easily” before “provoked” or “angered.” “Easily” isn’t in the text. ♥ Gr means “to urge” or “to make angry.”

61 ♥ Love is not irritable. ♥ It’s unfortunate some translations put the “easily” before “provoked” or “angered.” “Easily” isn’t in the text. ♥ Gr means “to urge” or “to make angry.” ♥ “Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols” (Acts 17:16, ESV).

62 ♥ Love is not irritable. ♥ It’s unfortunate some translations put the “easily” before “provoked” or “angered.” “Easily” isn’t in the text. ♥ Gr means “to urge” or “to make angry.” ♥ “Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols” (Acts 17:16, ESV). ♥ Paul wasn’t “easily provoked,” but he was provoked to take action against the idols.

63 ♥ If I love you, I’m not going to be provoked to take action against you.

64 ♥ “Don’t get mad—get even.”

65 ♥ If I love you, I’m not going to be provoked to take action against you. ♥ “Don’t get mad—get even.” ♥ Love never gets even!

66 ♥ If I love you, I’m not going to be provoked to take action against you. ♥ “Don’t get mad—get even.” ♥ Love never gets even! ♥ “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Mt 5:39, ESV).

67 ♥ If I love you, I’m not going to be provoked to take action against you. ♥ “Don’t get mad—get even.” ♥ Love never gets even! ♥ “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Mt 5:39, ESV). ♥ “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rm 12:21, ESV).

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69 ♥ Love is not resentful.

70 ♥ The NIV reads: “It keeps no record of wrongs.”

71 ♥ Love is not resentful. ♥ The NIV reads: “It keeps no record of wrongs.” ♥ Gr means to credit to someone’s account for future payment.

72 ♥ Love is not resentful. ♥ The NIV reads: “It keeps no record of wrongs.” ♥ Gr means to credit to someone’s account for future payment. ♥ Love doesn’t keep a record book of the things done against it!

73 ♥ Love is not resentful. ♥ The NIV reads: “It keeps no record of wrongs.” ♥ Gr means to credit to someone’s account for future payment. ♥ Love doesn’t keep a record book of the things done against it! ♥ That attitude may have gotten all the problems at Corinth started.

74 ♥ Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing.

75 ♥ The Corinthians very well may have.

76 ♥ Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing. ♥ The Corinthians very well may have. ♥ They were arrogant because of the adultery among them (5:2).

77 ♥ Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing. ♥ The Corinthians very well may have. ♥ They were arrogant because of the adultery among them (5:2). ♥ Perhaps the strong rejoiced when they saw the weak going in to eat in a pagan temple.

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79 ♥ Love never rejoices at wrongdoing.

80 ♥ We “rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV).

81 ♥ Love never rejoices at wrongdoing. ♥ We “rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV). ♥ Is it the case that you need to come to Jesus that we might rejoice with you?

82 ♥ Love never rejoices at wrongdoing. ♥ We “rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV). ♥ Is it the case that you need to come to Jesus that we might rejoice with you? ♥ After he was baptized, the Ethiopian eunuch, “went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:39, ESV).

83 ♥ Love never rejoices at wrongdoing. ♥ We “rejoice with those who rejoice” (Rm 12:15, ESV). ♥ Is it the case that you need to come to Jesus that we might rejoice with you? ♥ After he was baptized, the Ethiopian eunuch, “went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:39, ESV). ♥ Do you need to come that we might all rejoice?


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