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Improving Your Love Life (2 of 10)
The Practice and Pre-Eminence of Love
I Corinthians 13:4-6
Today I want you to turn to I Corinthians 13:4-6. Last week we started a series from this chapter and we are going to go throughout this chapter, which is known as the "Love Chapter" in the bible. And this series is called "How to Improve Your Love Life." And I believe God will use this in our relationships at home and our relationships in the church and our relationships in the business world and I believe it can actually transform our lives and those relationships if we will grapes the importance of what God is saying in this part of His wonderful word.
Last week we talked about the priority of love and today we want to talk about the practice of love in talking about the permanence of love. You remember in the first three verses we emphasized the priority of love in the Christian life. And there were five things that I gave you that the apostle Paul says. He said, "without love all I say is ineffective; without love all I know is incomplete; without love all I believe is insignificant; without love all I give is insufficient; without love all I accomplish is inadequate. And now today I want to move into what he says about the practice of love.
The funny thing about love is you don't find many real good, strong definitions of love and I hope that we can define what God's love is and the kind of love the bible is talking about so that we can identify it, because it is so very important for us to understand it. You can go into a bookstore and there are all kinds of novels on love; all kinds of articles in magazines on love; you look on the CD rack and you see all kinds of albums about love, all kinds of songs that talk about love, all kinds of love. I love America, I love God, I love my wife, I love my dog and we just throw the word love around casually and we really don't think about what the word love really means. So I decided I wou ...
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