- Series: Summer of Love
- Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:7
I. Love bears all things—Love protects by not gossiping about others sin. “Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.” (Proverbs 11:13)
*If you are caught up in the sin of gossip—Repent—before it destroys you, your relationships and our church.
II. Love believes all things—Love believes the best about others; love is not suspicious or cynical; love trusts.
III. Love hopes all things—hope means to look forward to something with confidence. Love doesn’t give up; love doesn’t stop speaking truth; love doesn’t stop showing grace; love doesn’t stop praying
IV. Love endures all things—Love never quits; love never dies
Conclusion—“Love bears what otherwise is unbearable; it believes what otherwise is unbelievable; it hopes in what otherwise is hopeless; and it endures when anything less than love would give up. After love bears it believes. After it believer it hopes. After it hopes it endures. There is no “after” for endurance, for endurance is the unending climax of love..” (John MacArthur)
1. Remember the Gospel
2. Repent of your lack of love—What are the ingredients of Repentance? Sight of Sin, Sorrow for Sin, Confession of Sin, Shame of Sin, Hatred of Sin, Turning from Sin
3. Restore relationships
4. Rejoice in the grace of God