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True Love: “The Power of Love”
February 14, 2021

True Love: “The Power of Love”

February 14, 2021

True Love: “The Power of Love”

1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Pastor Mike Bailey

Introduction

Love is estimated to be the subject of over 100 million songs. Since the early 1960s, over 60% of songs written were about love and relationships. Authors have written more than 130 million books on the subject of love. Love is both a verb and a noun. It is both something to obtain and something to demonstrate through actions. Some people would categorize it as the most important thing to seek out in life. Love can bring ultimate joy and the greatest pain to a person. The most popular scripture in the world, John 3:16, is built upon the subject of love. Since the beginning of time mankind has intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally wrestled with the subject and meaning of love. Through Scripture, God gives us the final verdict on love. He tells us what love is, why it is so important and how we should act upon it.

1. Love is greater than . (v. 1)
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A. It brings . (1a)

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14

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B. It perfects your . (1b)

“And do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

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2. Love is greater than . (v. 2)

A. It holds more than prophecy. (2a)

“God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3

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B. It us more than God’s secret plans. (2b)

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ’No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.’ ” 1 Corinthians 2:9
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3. Love is greater than . (v. 2c)

“ ‘You don’t have enough faith,’ Jesus told them. ’I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,”’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.’ ” Matthew 17:20
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4. Love is greater than . (v. 3)

“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16
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Closing: What does your love for God, others and yourself look like?

 

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