(RE)VOLUTION III

I CORINTHIANS 13:1-8; 13  If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.  3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

LOVE IS STILL THE REVOLUTIONARY IDEA

JESUS - PREACHING LOVE FOR GOD AND MANKIND

MATTHEW 22:36-39  “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’  38 This is the first and greatest commandment.  39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS - IF YOU DON’T HAVE LOVE

    THREE PRIMARY TYPES OF LOVE

    EROS

    PHILOS

    AGAPE

AGAPE - a caring or godly concern for someone even if you do not know or like him

GOD = LOVE

I JOHN 4:8 - GOD IS LOVE

CROSS = LOVE

JOHN 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

CHURCH = LOVE

GALATIANS 6:2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

SAVED PEOPLD SERVE PEOPLE - BISHOP LARRY MASK

 

FORGIVE NO MATTER WHAT

    I COR 13:5 keeps no record of wrongs

PREFER NO MATTER WHAT

    (last week) LOVE = GOODWILL, ESTEEM

     LOVE IS INCONVENIENT

         TAKES UP YOUR FREE TIME - REQUIRES YOU TO SACRIFICE

ACCEPT NO MATTER WHAT

I COR 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 

5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 

6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

 

ST. FRANCIS PRAYER OF PEACE

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.

To understand, than to be understood.

To love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.