11/23/14 – The Greatness of Love

The Greatness of Love

John Stange

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

I. Love is the highest motive (v. 1-3)

1 John 4:18-19 – There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do
with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first
loved us.

II. Love manifests the heart of Christ (v. 4-7)

Hebrews 12:2 – looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that
was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the
throne of God.

III. Love has no end (v. 8-13)

1 John 4:8 – Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.