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Summary: 3 of 4 messages on 1 Corinthians 13. This message is on the perfect combination of God’s love and eternal lire.

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A Perfect Combination

“Love Never Ends…”

1 Corinthians 13:8-10

Some things are a perfect combination… Chocolate and Carmel is pretty close. White chocolate and dark chocolate is mighty good! But Chocolate and peanut butter – that’s a perfect combination – in my humble opinion.

Today we will look at the perfect combination of God’s love and eternal life. God lavishly gives you his love – without the limitations of time or space. Now that’s a perfect combination!

A Taste of Love – 1 Corinthians 13

A Bold Flavor – The Supremacy of Love

A Startling Essence – The Nature of Love

A Perfect Combination – The Perfection of Love

What the World says about Love

Have you ever “Googled” your name? It’s interesting… and a little scary. You really should try it sometime.

Well, I googled the word love this past week and I got 417,000,000 hits. Here are the top ten websites on Love according to Google…

The Love Calculator

Calculates the chance on a successful relationship between two people.

Love Poems And Quotes

Romantic Love Poetry & More

Romantic love poems, love quotes, famous quotes, friendship poems, etc. Free love poetry contest.

Free LoveTest

love & personality tests

Get romantic advice and tips based on the answers to your love test.

iLoveLanguages

Your Guide to Languages on the Web

The Human-Languages Page is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources.

Lovingyou.com

Love, Romance and Relationship Resources

A collection of love, romance and relationships resources including advice, poetry, quotes, dedications, chat, horoscopes, romantic ideas, message boards, ...

Love Actually

Official site with plot, cast and crew, photographs, downloads, and trailers.

Locks of Love

Provides hair prosthetics for children with long-term medical hair loss, free of charge or on a sliding scale. Includes information on donating human hair ...

The Stranger - Home

... classifieds, personals and the home of Savage Love. ... WHERE TOAST IS LOVE. Dinette Works Magic on a Humble Standard BY SARA DICKERMAN ...

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually - Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Comments, Discussion, Taglines, Trailers, Posters, Photos, Showtimes, Link to Official Site, Fan Sites.

Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE

Christian Gospel music online Klove radio stations artists such as Jon Sherry Rivers David Pierce Julie Williams Denver Phoenix Chicago.

What God says about Love

8 Love never ends. There are gifts of prophecy, but they will be ended. There are gifts of speaking in different languages, but those gifts will stop. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will come to an end. 9 The reason is that our knowledge and our ability to prophesy are not perfect. 10 But when perfection comes, the things that are not perfect will end.

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 (NCV)

The Works of God Will End

Prophecy

The work of the MESSENGER “…will be ended,”

Destroyed, done away with, rendered idle and inactivated

Prophesy is “forth telling” or speaking the truth of God in a persuasive and powerful way. It is the proclamation of God’s good news.

And it will be ended. Literally it will be destroyed and gutted. It will be rendered idle, made inactive and inoperable.

In other words prophesy – preaching and teaching of the truth about God will come to an abrupt stop.

No preaching of sermons by church Pastors. (Don’t get too excited – we aren’t there yet!). No more evangelists, teachers, preachers, apostles, and missionaries. The proclamation of truth will come to a dead stop.

Speaking in different languages

The authentication of the MIRACULOUS “… will stop.”

To make to cease, restrained

Literally “different languages” is the word in greek for tongues or dialects and languages. 1 Corinthians 13 is a chapter that rests between the 12 chapter in which Paul writes and speaks of the unity of the body of Christ in spite of a variety of spiritual gifts – including the gift of tongues – and the 14th chapter which chastises the Corinthian church for abusing spiritual gifts and establishes some guidelines for their appropriate use as a sign to unbelievers.

It is a miraculous power to show that God is at work in our world.

The word used here is a word that means to pause or cease functioning. Here is a spiritual gift that will simply leave off and not be there.

Knowledge

The need for the MESSAGE “…will come to an end”

Gnosis. If you have heard of the “Gnostics” you have heard of people who believe in having special wisdom and knowledge. Hidden secrets that – once possessed – give you great power in life.

This will come to the same result as prophesy. Gnosis will be abolished and ended. There will be no need of it.

No more study of the Bible. No more theological debates and discussions. No more parsing of passages and explaining the meaning of difficult phraseology. No more scholars and scholarship to understand the mysteries of truth and knowledge of our world.

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