Sermon Notes February 11, 2024

What’s Love Look Like?                                                                      “What’s Love REALLY Got to Do With It?”

1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  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. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing…  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”                                                                                                       1 Corinthians 13:4-7, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

  1. Patience is the will, the choice, to wait or endure __________    _______________.
  2. If envy is left unchecked, the desire for the “thing” turns into a dislike for _______________________ who has the “thing”.
  3. In other words, love isn’t concerned with ________________, or self-assertion; it cares more about ___________________.

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President, delivered this on January 17th, 1925: “Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

How do you compare to this description?

Did you see Jesus in this description?