May 08, 2022 |Of The Spirit


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05.08.22 | Of The Spirit


Tony Pyle

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

Our culture defines loves in so many different ways. How would you define the word love? Pastor Tony Pyle reminds us that the Bible’s description of love often differs from how we think of it, and challenges our view of God, ourselves, and others. When we live with God as our definition of love, we can remember that we are loved, and that we are called to share the selfless love of God within our communities.

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If I speak human or angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:1

God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him. Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.

1 John 4:9-11

But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

How would you define the word love? Why do you think the word love is used in so many different ways in our culture?
How does the Bible’s description of love (1 Corinthians 13) differ than how you typically think of love?
What in your life keeps you from loving God and loving others? How would you like to see this fruit of the Spirit grow in your life?