Category «Theology»

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 …

Love Doesn’t Brag

We continue our study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Here we will take on two more negative verbs about love. It’s important to note that the Greek uses the absolute negative (NOT) for each of these negative verbs we are discussing and the fact that they are all in the present tense means that this is …

Love is Not Jealous

We are continuing our study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. We find ourselves in the first negative verb describing what love isn’t. Paul will now run off eight negatives verbs of love. Paul gave us two positive verbs of love which we discussed in the two previous posts. Click to review. Love is Patient and Love …

Love is Kind

We learned yesterday that love is patient, but now Paul says to the Corinthians who need a lesson on love, that love is not only patient, but it is also kind too. First, let’s look at kind. Kind is chrēsteúomai χρηστεύομαι (khraste-yoo’-om-ahee ) = useful, gracious, kind and is related in turn to chráomai = …

Love is Patient

It’s easy to see as we read 1 Corinthians that love wasn’t always there in their lives and especially in their ministries and the love feast. 1 Corinthians 11:17-22… Yes, spiritual gifts and doctrine were present, but love was not!  Paul would even say in 1 Corinthians 12:31, But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And …