Characteristics of Love

April 24, 2021   /   Brian T Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

All You Need Is Love
Characteristics of Love

I. Introduction

A. I Corinthians 13:4-8 (NLT) 4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. 6It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!

B. If you just let your life “,” you will “drift” into becoming a more loving person!

II. Characteristics of Love

A. Love is .

1. The skill of

2. “Practicing control”

3. We all have to learn how to use !

B. Love is .

1. I John 3:18 (NAS) Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

2. The skill of

C. Love is not .

1. James 3:16 (NAS) For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

2. The skill of

3. “What do I really in this life?”

4. Romans 6:23a (NAS) For the wages of sin is death.

D. Love does not and is not .

1. I Corinthians 13:4b (NLT) Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.

2. The skill of

E. Love is not .

1. The skill of

F. Love is not .

1. The skill of being

2. Philippians 2:3-4 (NAS) 3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

G. Love is not easily .

1. The “” skill

H. Love keeps no record of .

1. The skill of “

I. Love always , trusts, and .

1. Love makes the choice to the !

2. The skill of

3. Deeply loving people on others!

4. Revelation 3:20 (NAS) ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’

5. “How long did Jesus knock on the door of before you opened it?”

III. Conclusion

 

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