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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. A big subject
    • 2. Four main types of love:
      • a. Storge
      • b. Phileo
      • c. Eros
      • d. Agape
    • 3. Must understand biblical love (Mark 12:28-30;
      2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)
  • I. PRESENTS GREAT PROBLEM TO MANY
    • A. Confuse Biblical Love with General Understanding
  • II. BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF AGAPE
    • A. Benevolent Attitude to Do Right (Romans 13:10)
      • 1. Must guide our emotions
      • 2. Must guide our feelings
      • 3. Love known by action or non-action produced (Luke 7:37-50; John 3:16; 1 John 4:9)
      • 4. Action of love important (1 Corinthians 13:4; Romans 12:9; 1 Timothy 1:5)
    • B. Fully Defined: Do God's Will
      • 1. Romans 10:17; Galatians 5:22; Galatians 5:24
  • III. LOVE AND EMOTION CAN EXIST AT SAME TIME
    • A. Problem: Affection Takes Precedence Over Agape (Matthew 10:37)
    • B. Let Agape Temper All Feelilngs and Emotions
  • Conclusion
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