Love as a Way of Life
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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Great Spiritual Gifts are Useless without Love (1 Cor 13:1-3)

The Characteristics of Love (1 Cor 13:4-7)

Sixteen Characteristics of Love

What love does
(POSITIVE & self-less)
What love does not do
(NEGATIVE & selfish)
Is patientIs not jealous
Is kindDoes not brag
Rejoices with the truthIs not arrogant
Bears all thingsDoes not act unbecomingly
Believes all thingsDoes not seek its own interests
Hopes all thingsIs not provoked
Endures all thingsDoes not hold a grudge
Never failsDoes not rejoice in unrighteousness

The Permanence of Love Contrasted with the Temporary Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor 13:8-13)

The Spiritual Gifts for Revelation & Confirmation Will Pass Away (1 Cor 13:8b)

A Brief History of God's Revelation

This Group of Gifts Provided Partial or Incomplete Value (1 Cor 13:9)

These gifts will be superceded at a time coming soon (1 Cor 13:10)

The Illustration of Growth Toward Maturity (1 Cor 13:11)

The Ultimate Face-to-face Revelation (1 Cor 13:12)

The Abiding Nature of Love (1 Cor 13:13)