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More songs have been written about love than about any other topic.  It has inspired some of the world’s best, and worst, poetry.  It has set on fire, and broken, countless hearts throughout human history.  Many things are said about love.  Yet for the final word on the topic, we must turn to the Bible.  In 1 Corinthians 13 chapter, the apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, provides the world’s most beautiful ode to love.

One common word for love in the language was Eros, which suggested physical sexual desire and not much else.  Another word (philos) suggested the esteem and affection found in a casual friendship.  Because neither of these words came close to describing the kind of love he wanted to communicate, Paul chose a relatively rare Greek word for his definitive passage on love.  This word, agape, describes a love that is based on the deliberate choice of the one who loves rather than the worthiness of the one who is loved.  This kind of love goes against natural human inclination.  It is a giving, selfless, expect-nothing-in-return kind of love.  Paul’s description of love is short but full of power.

Love suffers for a long time.  Our modern “throw-away” society encourages us to get rid of people in our lives who are difficult to get along with, whether they are friends, family, or acquaintances.  Yet this attitude runs in complete contrast to the love described by Paul.  True love puts up with people who would be easier to give up on.

Love does not envy.  If our love is directed toward others, we will rejoice in the blessings they receive rather than desiring those blessings for ourselves.  Fundamentally, the selfless love that God calls us to does not involve pride or glory.  It does not parade itself and is not puffed up.  In fact, true love does not seek its own.  If we truly love others, we will set aside our own plans, agendas, and entitlements for the good of another.

Love is not provoked.  That is, love is not easily angered or over-sensitive.  When we truly love others, we are careful not to be touchy concerning other people’s words or actions towards us.

Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.  The godly love described in this chapter has nothing to do with evil, but has everything to do with what is right and true.  It believes all things and hopes all things.  This does not mean that love is blind or naïve.  When we love, we may recognize problems and failures in people, but we do not lose faith in the possibilities of what people might become.  Love never gives up, knowing that God can change lives for the better.

Finally, love endures all things, Love accepts any hardship or rejection, and continues unabated to build up and encourage.  The love described by Paul means determining what is best for another person and then doing it.  This is the kind of love that God shows to us.

He gave his Son, his one and only Son.  And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.  God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger; telling the world how bad it was.  He came to help, to put the world right again.  Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it.  And why?  Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a kind Son of God when introduced to him.  Now read and understand this truth of each word spoken by Jesus in John 3:16 to provide you with eternal life.

  1. God-the greatest lover
  2. So Loved -the greatest degree
  3. The world-the greatest company
  4. That He gave-the greatest act
  5. His only begotten Son-the greatest gift
  6. That whosoever-the greatest opportunity
  7. Believeth-the greatest simplicity
  8. In Him-the greatest attraction
  9. Should not perish-the greatest promise
  10. But-the greatest difference
  11. Have-the greatest certainty
  12. Eternal life-the greatest possession
Love is the Greatest Gift I Corinthians 13:1-13 MSG

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere, So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up

Love cares more for others than for self

Love doesn’t strut

Doesn’t have a swelled head

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others

Doesn’t revel when others grovel

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth

Puts up with anything

Trusts God always

Always looks for the best

Never looks back

But keeps going to the end

Love never dies.

Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit.  We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete.  But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant.  When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

We don’t yet see things clearly.  We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist.  But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright!  We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation:  Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Love is a hurting thing

Love brings joy and sometimes it brings pain

Love is a thing that makes some people play difficult games

But all and all, love has its own purpose and aim

We fall in love, we fall out of love

We love some and not others

Why do we play such trivial games?

After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

He then asked a second time, “Simon, son of John, do

You love me?”

“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”

Jesus said, “Shepherd my sheep.”

Then he said it a third time:  “Simon, son of John, do

You love me?”

Peter was upset that he asked for the third time, “Do you love me?”  So he answered, “Master, you know everything there is to know.  You’ve got to know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.  I’m telling you the very truth now:  When you were young you dressed yourself and went wherever you wished, but when you get old you’ll have to stretch out your hands while someone else dresses you and takes you where you don’t want to go.”

Now it is my hope that after you have read this message and watched these videos you will discover a reservoir of love in your heart.  Don’t hide it, share it and know that you will be rewarded for doing so.  May the love of God rest and abide in your heart, filling you with joy, peace, happiness and prosperity. I remain your brother in Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

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