Love Is - Week 7 - Love Is Forgiving
Speaker: Tim Burch
Date: November 08, 2015
What is love? Ask 100 different people and I bet you would get 100 different answers. Love is a feeling... Love is an action... Love is an experience... One fact that we would all agree on is that a life without love would seem meaningless... hopeless... depressing... futile. Does that describe your experience with love at times? Maybe we really don't fully understand what Love Is. Join us as we journey through the famous "love chapter" of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, and discover what Love Is.
Forgoing Offense through a Forgiving Love
1 Cor 13:5
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
Selfishness Gives Way to Anger
'Virtually every lexicon and primary source indicates the notion of reaching a level of exasperation. But how does this express itself? The English pique combines the same range of nuances as the Greek: something between irritation and anger which takes offense because one’s self-regard has been dented, wounded, or punctured by some sharp point. Love, Paul urges, does not become exasperated into pique (a transient feeling of wounded vanity), partly because patience delays exasperation and partly because lack of self-interest diverts a sense of self-importance away from reacting on the grounds of wounded pride: “it is not embittered by injuries, whether real or supposed.” (Systematic Theology, Anthony Thiselton)
A Forgiving Love Fends Off Offense
A Forgiving Loves Forgets
Forging a Forgiving Love
Believe I am Forever Forgiven
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
Believe God is Soveriegn and Good
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Believe in the Power of the Cross