Monday, 30 July 2012
GOD IS LOVE
LET US STUDY THE BIBLE TOGETHER – LOVE TEXT : 1 CORINTHIANS 13 1 Corinthians 13 King James Version (KJV) 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Vs 1 WHEN I SPEAK WITHOUT LOVE IT IS SIMPLY NOISE VS 2 IF I AM VERY RELIGIOUS WITHOUT LOVE, IT MAKES ME NOTHING. VS 3 WHEN I GIVE ALMS AND DO PENANCE AND SUFFER AND DO GOOD DEEDS WITHOUT LOVE, THERE IS NO PROFIT. LOVE (CHARITY) IS IMPORTANT. LET US LOOK AT LOVE (CHARITY) WE NEED LOVE TO BE RELEVANT, AND HAVE WORTH, RELEVANCE, MEANING, GAIN IN ALL WE DO, OR PRACTICE OR SAY OR THINK. WHAT IS LOVE? LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND LOVE SUFFERETH LONG LOVE = PATIENT = LONG SUFFERING. THIS MEANS THAT YOU BEAR UNPLEASANT SITUATIONS CALMLY, WITHOUT FRETING OR ANXIETY. LOVE = KIND THIS MEANS THAT YOU DO NICE THINGS FOR OTHERS , THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE FAVOURABLY DISPOSED TOWARDS OTHERS. THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO BE OF ASSISTANCE TO OTHERS. IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO HAVE SOME DISCOMFORT FOR THE COMFORT OF OTHERS. THIS MEANS THATYOU ARE COMPASSIONATE. THIS MEANS THAT YOU THINK GOOD OF OTHERS AND DO GOOD TO AND FOR OTHEERS. LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE. LOVE ENVIETH NOT VS 4 THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOT UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN OTHERS ARE MAKING PROGRESS OR IF OTHERS ARE BETTER THAN WE ARE OR IF THINGS TURN OUT WELL FOR OTHERS LOVE VAUNTETH NOT ITSELF: LOVE IS NOT PROUD. LOVE IS HUMBLE LOVE IS NOT PUFFED UP LOVE IS HUMBLE VS 5 LOVE DOES NOT BEHAVE ITSELF UNSEEMINGLY LOVE BEHAVES WELL LOVE IS DESCENT LOVE IS RESPONSIBLE SEEKETH NOT HER OWN LOVE IS NOT SELFISH LOVE IS NOT EASILY PROVOKED. LOVE IS PATIENT WITH OTHERS LOVE IS FORGIVING LOVE HAS A FORGIVING SPIRIT LOVE BEARS AND FORBEARS. LOVE THINKETH NO EVIL, AND DOES NO EVIL YOU DO WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT. AS A MAN THINKETH, SO IS HE. WHEN YOU LOVE YOU THINK ONLY GOOD THOUGHTS. YOU THINK ONLY OF LOVLY THINGS YOU THINK ONLY OF THINGS THAT ARE OF GOOD REPORT. YOU THINK GOOD OF OTHERS. YOU THINK GODLY THOUGHTS. AS A MAN THINKETH, SO IS HE. WHEN YOU LOVE YOU THINK ONLY OF GOOD THINGS. VS 6 LOVE REJOICETH NOT IN INIQUITY BUT REJOICETH IN THE TRUTH. LOVE REJOICETH IN THE TRUTH VS 7 LOVE BEARETH ALL THINGS. THIS MAY SOUND DIFFICULT, HOWEVER GOD IS LOVE AND KNOWS ALL THINGS AND HENCE BELIEVES ALL THINGS . REMEMBER THAT ALL THE THINGS HE BELIEVES ARE TRUE AND RIGHT. ENDURANCE IS AN ATTRIBUTE OF LOVE AND GOD MAKES THIS POSSIBLE. IN THE WORLD YOU HAVE TRIBULATION; BE OF GOOD CHEER FOR I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD . THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE LOVE OF GOD THAT ENABLES US TO BEAR AND ENDURE HARDSHIP AND DIFFICULTIES AND TRINULATION AS A TRUE SOLDIER OF THE CROSS. WHEN YOU ENDURE WITHOUT COMMITTING SIN AND YOU STAY RIGHTEOUS, YOU WILL OVERCOME AND BE VICTOREOUS. VS 8 LOVE NEVER FAILS VS 13 LOVE IS T HE GREATEST GOD LOVES US WITH AN EVER LASTING LOVE JER. 31: 3 CANT 2:4 (SONGS OF SOLOMON) BANNER OVER ME WAS LOVE PROV 10: 12 LOVE COVERETH ALL SINS HOS 14:4 I WILL LOVE THEM FREELY SAYS GOD ALMIGHTY TO THIS PEOPLE. (WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD IF WE BELIEVE IN HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST AND LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL IN US RICHLY AND MAKE US TO KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS) MIC 6:8 LOVE MERCY AND WALK HUMBLY MAT 5:44, LU6:27 JESUS CHRIST SAID, “LOVE YOUR ENEMIES” JN 15: 12, 17 THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER (GOD WANTS US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER) GOD WANTS US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER ROM 13:8 OWE NO MAN ANYTHING, BUT TO LOVE GRACE BE TO ALL MEN THAT LOVE. 1 PETER 2:17 LOVE THE BROTHERHOOD REV 3:19 AS MANY AS I LOVE I REBUKE SAYS THE LORD GOD. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.