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Love is a Feeling Southern Illinois

By Darrin Patrick
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  • Sunday, June 30, 2013 /
    1 Corinthians 13: 1-8

    Darrin Patrick tells us what Paul is really saying in 1 Corinthians 13, how it relates to our relationships and marriages, and why cultural misconceptions often distort our approach to love.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

    The Way of Love

    13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 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. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, [1] but have not love, I gain nothing.

    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [2] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (ESV)

    Footnotes

    [1] 13:3 Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast
    [2] 13:5 Greek irritable and does not count up wrongdoing

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