Love Displayed
January 1, 2017

Love Displayed

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Passage: I Corinthians 16:15-24
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love never fails

LOVE DISPLAYED

Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: You?
Scripture Text: I Corinthians 16:15-24
I. Love By - v. 15-16
II. Love By - v. 17-18
III. Love By - v. 19-21
IV. Love - v. 22-24

Scripture Readings

PROVERBS 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

MATTHEW 22:34-40
But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

JOHN 13:34-35, 14:15, 15:10
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

GALATIANS 5:13
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

I CORINTHIANS 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

SCRIPTURE TEXT
I CORINTHIANS 16:15-24
Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints), that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have supplied what was lacking on your part. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men. The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The greeting is in my own hand—Paul. If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


KEY VERSES IN I CORINTHIANS SHARED BY PASTOR KEITH [PDF available]

I CORINTHIANS
1:18, 23, 31
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
...but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness...
...so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
2:2, 10, 14
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
3:1-3 ,8, 11-14, 16
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
4:2, 10
In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.
5:6
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?
6:3, 11-12, 19-20
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.
8:8-9
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat. But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
9:22-24, 26-27
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some. I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
10:23, 31
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
11:1, 28
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
12:7, 13, 26
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
13:4-8, 13
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
14:20, 40
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
15:3-4, 33, 58
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
16:13 -14
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

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I CORINTHIANS
6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
10:23, 31
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
11: 28
But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
13:13
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
14:40
But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
15:3-4
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
16:13-14
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.


Sermon length: 34:54

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