Christian love is the pursuit of your happiness alongside of my own, and even as a means to my own.
We are prone to think too highly of ourselves and too little of others, but genuine love will magnify others at the expense of self.
Love takes pleasure in, and pursues the good of others. Envy cannot do that.
Kindness is what love does because it delights in the happiness of others.
Patience is the quality in
Christian love that is able to hold up under the weight of others’ offenses.
Love is the one indispensable characteristic in a Christian. Without love, our words, abilities, and deeds have no value in the eyes of God.
The Gospel gives shape to what our love for the Lord, and for our neighbor, will look like.
Key Passage: Eph 3: 14-19 Supporting Scriptures: Eph 2: 1-5; Ps 103: 10-14; 2 Cor 5: 14; 2 Cor 11: 1-3; Matt 22: 37-40; Jn 13: 34-35; 2 Cor 1: 4