1 Corinthians 13: Love Never Fails

This is one of Wade’s favorite series in thirty years of teaching. It covers just one chapter but looks in detail at the characteristic mark of a follower of Jesus Christ: love for others. 

I Corinthians 13 (NASB)

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to fee the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

I Corinthians 13:1 (NASB)

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

I Corinthians 13:2 (NASB)

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

I Corinthians 13:3 (NASB)

And if I give all my possessions to fee the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

I Corinthians 13:4 (NASB)

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant.

I Corinthians 13:4 (NASB)

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant.

I Corinthians 13:4 (NASB)

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant.

I Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)

[Love] does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.

I Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)

[Love] does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.

I Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)

[Love] does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.

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