Turning Up The Heat – Week 6 – The Highest Way of All

Dave Riddle – 8/27/2017

Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The Way of Love

  • Looooooong-tempered
    • 1 Corinthians 13:4
    • The ability to be inconvenienced and taken-advantage-of without getting ticked off.
  • Useful
    • 1 John 3:17
    • Not just in theory but in action.
  • Doesn’t boil over in jealousy
    • 1 Corinthians 13:4
  • Doesn’t “flaunt it”
    • 1 Corinthians 13:4
    • physioo (Greek): literally to inflate, blow up, to cause to swell up. Figuratively: proud or puffed up about one’s self.
  • Isn’t crude and inappropriate
    • 1 Corinthians 13:5
    • The Corinthians were models of “Unbecoming” behavior.
  • Isn’t self-centered
    • “Love doesn’t seek its own”
    • 1 Corinthians 13:5
  • Isn’t moved to anger
    • “Sudden outbursts of emotion”
    • 1 Corinthians 13:5
  • Doesn’t keep score
    • logizomai (Greek): to take an inventory an ancient bookkeeping term that means to calculate or reckon.
    • 1 Corinthians 13:5
  • Correctly responds to both truth and iniquity
    • 1 Corinthians 13:6
    • We only rejoice in that which is true
  • Persists
    • Never quits.
    • 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

Closing thoughts:

  • How do we live this out, not just with the people that we love, but also with the people we don’t?
  • How do you love the people that can do absolutely nothing for you in return?
  • How do you love the people that you’re prone to hate?
  • Repent