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Love: a Divine Attribute and Essential Christian Virtue

January 3, 2016 Speaker: John Bell Series: General

Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13:11

“Love: a Divine Attribute and Essential Christian Virtue.”

1 Corinthians 13: 1-1

Point # 1 The indispensability of Christian love: a biblical warning (1-3).

Point # 2 Some characteristics of Christian love: a biblical description (4-7).

Point # 3 The permanence of Christian love: a biblical encouragement (8-13).*

Biblical Commands to Love:

John 13:34-5; 15:12; 15:17; Romans 12:10; Col. 3:12-14; 1 Thes. 4:9-10; Heb. 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:8; 1 John 3:11; 3:23; 2 John 5-6

*A modification of D. A. Carson’s, “Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14”