Summary: Paul calls us back to the basics – love. This chapter is not so much a definition of love as it is a display of love. Love is an action.
THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL
INTRODUCTION: Paul calls us back to the basics – love. This chapter is not so much a definition of love as it is a display of love. Love is an action.
Consider this brief outline.
I. Love Is Essential (v.1-3)
A. Language without Love is Unacceptable (v.1): Love is better than talk. It’s what we do rather than what we say.
B. Learning without Love is Unapprovable (v.2): Love is greater than wisdom.
C. Lending without Love is Unrewardable (v.3)
II. Love Is Expressive (v.4-7)
A. It Possesses Certain Attributes (v.4)
B. It Performs Certain Actions (v.5)
C. It Portrays Certain Attitudes (v.6-7)
III. Love Is Eternal (v.8-13)
We live between the resurrection and the return. After His return there will be no need for gifts.
CONCLUSION: It’s still the greatest of them all. Have you received the gift of His love (Jesus)?