What You Know Will Make You Grow: Love

In this message from Gary Lodge, we hone in on the quality of love, the highest and eternal quality of Christian character.

Love is essential. (1 Corinthians 13, Galatians 5:22, John 13:34-35)

agapē (pronounced ag-uh-pay)

  • the love that seeks the highest good for others
  • the love that depends on the deliberate will of the one loving rather than the actions of the one being loved
  • active goodwill

God shows His love towards us by actively sending His Son to die for us even while we were dead sinful enemies. (Romans 5:8, John 3:16, Colossians 3:14)

Ingredients of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

  • Love is patient
  • Love is kind
  • Love seeks to be more generous
  • Love is unselfish
  • Love is good tempered
  • Love is constant

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