Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Seeking Revival: Loving People as Jesus Loves – Part 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13

1. Love is patient 2. Love is kind 3. Love does not envy 4. Love does not boast
5. Love is not arrogant 6. Love is not rude 7. Love does not insist on its own way
8. Love is not irritable 9. Love is not resentful


10. Love does not rejoice at wrong doing but rejoices with the truth: 1 Cor. 13:6

1. Seeing Christ in other believers (positional, practical): John 17:20-24, 1 Cor. 1:1-2

2. Reminding ourselves of our shared identities: Ephesians 2:18-22

– Fellow citizens in the eternal and holy city
– Fellow family members in the eternal and holy family
– Fellow living stones in the eternal and holy temple
– Fellow indwellers of the eternal and Holy Spirit of God

3. Expressing thanksgiving for other believers

– For an observable and influential faith: Rom. 1:8

– For saving grace and position in Christ: 1 Cor. 1:4-6

– For partnership in the work of the Gospel: Phil. 1:3-5

– For faith and impartial love: Col. 1:3-4

– For the balanced Christian life: 1 Thess. 1:2-3

– For maturing in faith and love: 2 Thess. 1:3

– For a testimony of love and faith: Philemon 4-5

4. Practicing of prayer for, with and from believers: 2 Cor. 1:8-11, Phil. 1:19