And if I have prophetic powers (G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God's love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
Even if I dole out all that I have food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or Some ancient manuscripts so read. in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it .
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything .
Love never fails . As for prophecy (G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away .
For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection , but then we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully and clearly known and understood .
And so faith, hope, love abide , these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Summary: The gong is only mentioned once in all of scripture. Why would Paul use it to start the famous "Love Chapter" and what warning does it contain for us today? (This sermon was preached as part of the series by this name preached by Jeff Strite.)
Summary: Everyone else cannot have a relationship for you with God, and they won't!
Everyone cannot walk your journey and they won't!
Everyone cannot go where you're going and they can't!
Everyone cannot accept the destiny God is taking you to, only you can!!
Summary: We consider the windows in flight 11, 175,77, and 93 as a port to see God. We also conside the 22 inch wide windows in the World Trade Center and the link to a vision with God. Al Qaeda Islamic Extremist can never destroy the freedom with in.
Summary: This sermon is designed to guide the hearer to the usefulness of love. The God kind of love is unknown to the flesh. It is a work of the Spirit. Love has power to alter many of the challenges we have in life, if we would learn to use it.
Summary: WE FACE A DEADLY DISEASE CALLED: "GIVE-UP-ITIS!" Life and ministry can grow very heavy and our arms can grow tired and weary. David teaches us, when things do not go as we hoped, we have to try again.
Summary: Love isn't just fro weddings Paul is encouraging the church to live out of the fruit of self sacrificial (agape) love but he isn't ruling out using the gifts of the Spirit which God has given to empower the church for its mission to make disciples.
Summary: A Valentines Day Message about love being a lifestyle, or a way of life that believers in Jesus Christ are to live their lives by. It looks at what love is all about and three practical ways that we can show that love to our family and friends.
Summary: The apostle Paul describes what love is in I Corinthians 13. He uses the first 3 verses to show the Priority of Love and then next three verses he shows the properties of Love and ends in verse 7,8 &13 with the Capability of Love
Summary: The word for love in 1 Corinthians 13 is the strongest and most powerful word to describe the love from God. In this message, we will learn three things that will strength every relationships.
Summary: This Valentine's Day sermon was written in response to the book and film 50 Shades of Grey. I titled this sermon God’s Not Grey because His love is written in black and white. Expository, three-point alliterated outline. PowerPoint available.
Summary: Most couples when they walk down the isle think that it’s going to be Happily ever after because that’s what’s portrayed for us on the screen. But it can be a few days, months or even year, you begin to realize that marriage isn’t all happily evert after