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1 Corinthians 13 - NIV

1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


a. 1 Corinthians 13:1 OrĀ languages
b. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts body to the flames

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David Nolte avatar
"Jesus Love Is ..."
Shared by: David Nolte on Feb, 2017
Summary: Describes characteristics of jesus' love
Scott Jewell avatar
The Gong Show
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Jan, 2017
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.)
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Jan, 2017
Summary: It is reasonable to conclude than that of all the ambitions that can arise from faith in Christ, the most excellent is the pursuit of love that is patterned after God himself
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 28
Derek Geldart avatar
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Oct, 2016
Summary: In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul defines what love is and what it is not.
Jason York avatar
Love and Relationships
Shared by: Jason York on Oct, 2016
Summary: Breaks down and details our relationships between man and God
Derek Geldart avatar
Part 1: The Greatest of These
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Oct, 2016
Summary: Without love the outward signs of spiritual maturity will only impress humanity, not God!
Charlie Roberts avatar
What's Love...but a second hand emotion?
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Sep, 2016
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!!
based on 1 rating
Views: 923
 Bishop Malcolm Coby, Ph. D. avatar
The Power of Love
Shared by: Bishop Malcolm Coby, Ph. D. on Aug, 2016
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.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 196
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Humpty Dumpty
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; Humpty Dumpty shouted Amen; God can put me together again. Beloved, Carpe Diem “Seize the day”
Ajibola Disu avatar
Christian Love
Shared by: Ajibola Disu on Jul, 2016
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 59
Archie Norman avatar
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2016
Summary: Study in 1 Corithians
rich rizzi avatar
What is Love?
Shared by: rich rizzi on Jun, 2016
Summary: a sermon on the meaning of love
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 154
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Has “That Which Is Perfect Come”?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Have Cessationists missed on blessings by telling the Holy Spirit what He cann and cannot do?
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 92
Lori Broschat avatar
Love is of God
Shared by: Lori Broschat on Feb, 2016
Summary: The more excellent way
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 171
Kerry Haynes avatar
True Love Acts
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Feb, 2016
Summary: Words are cheap. True biblical love is love in action.
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,116
Rodney Johnson avatar
Choose Love
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Part 5 of this series focuses on our need to truly walk in love.
Series: Choices
Rick Burdette avatar
Love and Lust Have Different Agendas
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Feb, 2016
Summary: Love, Lust, Motives, Power
Dennis Lee avatar
A Lifestyle of Love
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Feb, 2016
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.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 946
John Hamby avatar
Biblical Advice On Love
Shared by: John Hamby on Feb, 2016
Summary: Valentine's Marriage on Biblical Love.
Shawn miller avatar
What is Love?
Shared by: Shawn miller on Feb, 2016
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
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Love In Every Relationships
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Feb, 2016
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.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 809
Paul Basehore avatar
Love: The Four Types of Love
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2016
Summary: Of the four types of love, only one can be chosen -- Agape. God did this intentionally because Agape is the most powerful, and echoes the love He has for us.
Series: The L Word
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God's Not Grey - Valentine's Day 2015
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Feb, 2016
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.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#5 Understanding love: Love is not easily provoked
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2016
Summary: This is part #5 in UNDERSTANDING LOVE. Love is not easily provoked, never irritated, does not fly off the handle, and it is not touchy. Real God love is deep and greatly needed.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 290
Tim Smith avatar
Funeral Eulogy
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: A funeral focusing on love with a strong opening and closing illustration
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,167
Tim Smith avatar
Hold on, There’s Hope
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
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
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 232
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#3 Unbderstand love: PATIENT
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2016
Summary: THIS IS A MUST READ! What is love? After studying love I wonder if I even know what love really is. This is part #3 of a series on understanding love. Please consider this lesson.
Eugene Pansler Jr avatar
What Is Love?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Feb, 2016
Summary: what is love
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,807
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Time to Grow Up"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jan, 2016
Summary: A sermon about putting away the sin that retard our lives and growth.
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,453
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Saving 1 Corthinians 13 from hijacking
Shared by: Dr. Bill McMahon on Jan, 2016
Summary: When I did this one I painted a sign that said "Love Is". Each part of a letter was painted in random order until it was finished. I have the people come up at the end and add a stroke.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 351