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2 1Corinthians 13:1-13 Greatest Chapters in the Bible 1Corinthians 13

3 The sermon series: 1.Exodus 20.7.Matthew 5. 2.Psalms 1 & 23.8.Romans 8. 3.Psalm Corinthians Psalm Corinthians Proverbs Hebrews Isaiah James 2. Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians 13)

4 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) Love. How can we define it?

5 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) How can we be commanded to love? Four Greek words: Eros.Phileo. Storge.Agape.

6 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) 1Corinthians 13:1-3 Love is necessary for the use of spiritual gifts.

7 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) Agape love does the following: a.It is longsuffering (13:4) -- it endures. b.It is kind (13:4) -- it is always courteous. c.It rejoices in the truth (13:6) -- it wants to hear good things. d.It bears all things (13:7) -- it puts up with adversity.

8 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) Agape love does the following: e.It believes all things (13:7) -- it isn’t suspicious. f.It hopes all things (13:7) -- it is optimistic. g.It endures all things (13:7) -- it is faithful. h.It never fails (13:8) -- it never, ever gives up.

9 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) Agape love does NOT do the following: a.It does not envy (13:4) -- it isn’t jealous. b.It does not exalt itself (13:4) -- it doesn’t brag. c.It is not puffed up (13:4) -- it is not arrogant. d.It does not behave unseemly (13:5) -- it is never rude.

10 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) Agape love does NOT do the following: e.It does not seek its own (13:5) -- it isn’t selfish. f.It is not easily provoked (13:5) -- not hot tempered. g.It does not think evil of others (13:5) -- it does not assume the worst. h.It does not rejoice in iniquity (13:6) -- it does not like to hear about sin.

11 Greatest Chapters in the Bible (1Corinthians) This kind of love is eternal (13:13). Happiness does not come from having things or having things done for us. It comes from being thankful for what we have and to those who are a blessing in our lives. Learn to focus on the needs of others, do the right things, and be grateful for the blessings that we receive--that’s “agape.”

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