True Love Waits (2 of 2) by Fred Lowery

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True Love Waits Part 2
10:50 Service

1 Cor. 13

One word summary of Christianity = Love
John 3:16: For God so loved

Jesus Said: Sum up all commandments

1.Love God with all your heart

2.Love your neighbor as yoursself

Night Before Crucifixion
A new commandment I give you
Love One Another

By this shall all men know
2. Mark

I.Love is Above All

A more excellent way
Greater than knowledge, giving, martyrdom
Its absence = zero

Whatever you do -if have not love
ItNeutralizes your testimony you are spiritually a zero

II. Love is Action
Not a feeling, an emotion
A warm fuzzy

It is something you do
It is a decision of the will
It is a choice of the heart


Eros "Erotic" Romantic passion usually selfish, demanding

Other Person Centered

Characteristics of Love
All are verbs

1.Love is patient
Suffers long "long fused" long tempered

Hangs in There
Willing to suffer long time

Patient with people
Waiting on God to work in their lives

I'm going to hang in there, encourage you and endure until God breaks through in your life.

Eros: Cuts you off
Get act together and let me know

e.g. Jesus - From cross - never stopped

Loving - patiently loving

In marriage - prevent most divorces

Also patient with ourselves - God is still working. Believe what he says about you.

2.Love is Kind "Warm" sympathic, caring

Lit. Usefully kind

Its one thing to patiently wait but another to be kind through it.

Be considerate

Responds, even to hurt, with sweetness, gentleness

Paul: Be ye kind one to another active - do it.

Sweet Reasonableness

I'm wrongPlease forgive me

I sorry.

3.Love Does Not Envy "Jealous"

Envy staged 1st murder - Cain killed Abel
Envy led Joseph's brothers - sell him into slavery

The sorrow of fools
The death and ...

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