Love Defined

Asking For a Friend

By Dean Fulks, September 04, 2022

We believe that God offers us answers to life’s toughest questions

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – 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. Love never fails.

Love is God’s kind patience toward us seen in the person of Jesus

1 Corinthians 6:9a – Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived…

1 Corinthians 6:12 – “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 

1 Corinthians 6:15 – Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?

As a believer, your body is not your body

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

Proverbs 6:27 – Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?

Grace is a leader, not a license

Romans 2:4b – … not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

1 Corinthians 6:9b-11 - Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Hebrews 12:24a – …And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word…

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