Category «Theology»

Worldly Christianity

“Do not be conformed to this world.” Romans 12:2 Professor of the gospel! Guard against the world; it is your undoing! Watch against conformity to it . . . in your dress, in your mode of living, in the education of your children, in the principles, motives, and policy that govern you. Do not grieve …

Love Hopes All Things, Endures All Things

Today we conclude our study in 1 Corinthians 13. We will take on the last two “All things.” Paul writes to this love lacking church at Corinth… 1 Corinthians 13:4-8…Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not …

Love Bears All Things, Believes All Things

It is easy to see that love is a gift from God. For us, on our own, we couldn’t do all these godly qualities of love. After Paul gives us the negative verbs of love, he’s right back to finish up with some positive things. Paul says that love bears all things, believes all things, …

JellyFish Christianity

The consequences of this widespread dislike to distinct biblical doctrine are very serious. Whether we like it or not, it is an epidemic which is doing great harm, and especially among young people. It creates, fosters, and keeps up an immense amount of instability in religion. It produces what I must venture to call, if …

Love Rejoices With the Truth

We talked last time that we don’t rejoice when someone walks in sin. Paul follows that with, we do rejoice when they walk in truth. The truth only found in the word of God. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8… Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it …

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Theological Liberalism

We are living in a day when liberal theology has made deep inroads in the church. Many professing Christians and even ordained ministers no longer believe in the authority of Scripture or the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How can people deny these essential doctrines and still call themselves Christians? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains …

Love Doesn’t Rejoice in Sin

We come to our 8th and final negative verb in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness (sin).  Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice …

Love is Not Self-Seeking

Here we have two more absolute negative verbs about love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. As believers, love doesn’t seek its own interest, it’s not selfish. Love does not insist on its own rights. Seek is a very interesting word. Seek ζητέω (dzay-teh’-o) (zeteo) means to try to learn the location of something by movement from …

Love Does Not Act Unbecomingly

You might be thinking, these verses are meant for a marriage ceremony! Sure they work fine for that too. But Paul was speaking to the Corinthian church who were manifesting all these negative verbs of love. Being rude and ill-mannered was one of them. Especially with the Lord’s Supper 1 Corinthians 11:17–22. Look what Paul …