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Pastor Peter Mason - September 17, 2017

Love is . . .

Love is . . . 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1. Love’s Necessity (verses 1-3)
  Without love . . .
  • Tongues are mere noise
  • Prophecies amount to nothing
  • Good deeds are unprofitable
2. Love’s Nature (verses 4-7)
 Love expresses the character of God . . .
  • “Love is the power that moves us toward another without expecting a reward” (Smedes).
  • “True love is not sentiment but service” (MacArthur).
  • “True love is not gotten but given” (Rutenbar).
3. Love is Never-ending (verses 8-13)
  Love never fails . . .
  it never becomes invalid . . .
  it is always useful.
Application
  • Love unites the church (chapters 1-3)
  • Lovedisciplines the church (chapter 5)
  • Lovepurifies the church (chapter 6)
  • Love strengthens marriages (chapter 7)
  • Love yields to each other’s needs (chapter 8)
  • Lovesurrenders personal rights (chapter 9)
  • Love guides the Lord’s supper (chapter 11)
  • Love exercises the gifts (chapter 12 and 14)
  • Love motivates the Gospel (chapter 15)

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