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    1 Corinthians 13

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  • Giving, Prayer, & Martyrdom Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:3

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  • If Not for Love, Then Why? Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:3

    Why do you do what you do? The book of James tells us that without deeds, faith is dead. So for faith to be faith, performance must follow. But if we are not careful, our work ethic can become void without a certain motivating factor. In this message, Dr. Sproul looks at what that motivating factor is as he helps us understand the relationship between love and performance. View Resource

  • Modeling God’s Love Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Since long-suffering love and kindness are rooted in the character of God, Christians should emulate and manifest these traits toward one another. But how is it possible to do so when one is slighted, insulted, or slandered? In this lesson, Dr. Sproul begins explaining the opening verses of Paul’s magnificent exposition of the content and nature of these manifestations of love in 1 Corinthians to show the supreme importance of true love over all other things. View Resource

  • Not Boastful Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    What’s wrong with a little self-promotion every now and again, you may ask? Who better to tell the world of your wonderful qualities and achievements than you? After all, sometimes it is hard for people to recognize quality when they see it. Sometimes you just have to point out the obvious. Continuing this series on “Love,” Dr. Sproul looks at another thing that love is not in this message, “Not Boastful.” View Resource

  • Not Envious Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Is there anything negative we can say about love? Not only can we, but we must. As we see in the thirteenth chapter of first Corinthians, the Apostle Paul has outlined the biblical picture of love in action, not only by what it does, but also by what it does not do. In this message, Dr. Sproul examines one particular sin that seems harmless enough until we find out what Scripture has to say about it, as he reaffirms that love is “Not Envious.” View Resource

  • Patient & Kind Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Any honest Christian will confess that patience is a virtue that is in short supply. So, what is the standard for patience? What does patience look like in action? Is it merely enduring a difficult or bothersome situation without complaining? Dr. Sproul says it isn’t, and in this message he explores what it means to be “Patient and Kind.” View Resource

  • Abiding Love Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4-13

    How is God’s love for you manifested in your life toward others? In this lesson, Dr. Sproul takes us to the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians to reflect upon God’s perfect standard of love as he compares it to everyday situations in our lives. View Resource

  • The Fruit of Self-Control Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

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  • Not Easily Angered Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

    We all get angry. All of us have reached a place of sore displeasure with other people like co-workers and family members. Both saints and sinners experience anger. But what we need to know is whether or not it is wrong to be angry. Are there different kinds of anger? How can we control our anger? And what about Jesus, don’t we read of Jesus getting angry? In this message, Dr. Sproul considers this as he looks at how love is “Not Easily Angered.” View Resource

  • Not Rude or Selfish Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

    Do you consider yourself to be a generous person? Perhaps your generosity is a reflection of your selfishness. As Dr. Sproul continues to look at the topic of love, he considers the more common and subtle manifestations of what love is not, in this message entitled “Not Rude or Selfish.” View Resource

  • Thinks No Evil Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

    Scripture teaches that love thinks no evil, and as Christians we are called to reach for that perfect standard of love described in the Bible. But we read in the Bible more than once that Jesus rebuked the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees of their evil ways, describing them with a range of words from “liars” to “children of the devil.” So how do we reconcile Jesus’ words with the law of love that says we are not to think evil of others? How can the Christian not think evil of others, especially when it is the Bible that teaches us … View Resource

  • Rejoices in the Truth Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:6

    At what cost do we maintain relationships in the church? What can love overlook to preserve unity? Perhaps we should put away all things that divide us and focus on the commandment Jesus gave us to love one another. In this message, Dr. Sproul explains how this proposed solution is not a loving option, as he reminds us that love “Rejoices in the Truth.” View Resource

  • Rejoices Not in Evil Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:6

    The Apostle Paul encourages us to rejoice in all things… except one. Continuing this series on “Love,” Dr. Sproul takes us to the book of Romans as he explains in no uncertain terms that love “Rejoices Not in Evil.” View Resource

  • Bears & Endures Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:7

    In the midst of suffering, what will help us bear up under it and endure the long haul? What will go the distance through all the peaks and the valleys in our lives? Dr. Sproul considers these questions as he explores true qualities of love not found in the world’s idea of love; taking a deeper look at how love “Bears and Endures” all things. View Resource