There is a great day coming, and that frees us to live in hope and love, but what does a hopeful life look like? Hopeful people view life as a journey. We are on a grand adventure, so come learn how to enjoy the ride!
Love is Based on Truth
Life is a voyage of discovery. There is an ultimate Truth behind the universe that is discovered by faith with both eyes wide open. Christians believe “God is love” and when we encounter love, it is time to celebrate!
Love Doesn’t Keep Score
Sometimes the best way to describe something is by describing what it is not. The Apostle Paul says Christian love isn’t resentful and doesn’t keep score. Are you keeping an emotional account book? Every time someone hurts your feelings, does you wrong or disappoints you, do you add to the ledger? That’s not the way of agape love!
True love — Agape Love — requires focus and the focus isn’t on ourselves. The Apostle Paul lists two more qualities that describe what love isn’t: selfish or irritable in 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 7.
The Apostle Paul tells us love isn’t full of hot air. It’s not arrogant or rude. A Christian lover doesn’t need to puff out his chest and boast. He has learned to be courteous — to show love in the little things.
Sometimes the best way to describe something is to describe what it is not. In 1 Corinthians 13:4 – 7, the Apostle Paul is trying to describe agape love: God’s love. He passes agape through a prism and describes love with a 15-color rainbow. In this lesson Paul tells us “love is not jealous” and “Love is not boastful.”
“Love is kind” and we should be too! Join us as we discuss why kindness is essential to learning to love.
Patience is the bookend of love. It comes at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the Apostle Paul’s description of Agape — Christian love.