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  1. “Our Commitment to Love and Serve God” 1 Cor. 13:4-7

  2. 3 practical • expressions of love:

  3. Showing love through humility • (vv.4-5a) • 1. Love humbly serves those who don’t deserve it (v.4a) • The loving humble servant • “Suffereth long”. • b. The loving humble servant shows kindness.

  4. Love humbly serves even without people’s admiration • (vv. 4b-5a) • 4 Negative qualities with one idea: • “It envieth not” • “It vaunteth not itself” • “It is not puffed up” • “It doth not behave itself unseemly”

  5. II. Showing love through purity (v.5b-6) • Two areas of purity • 1. Purity from self-centeredness. • “Love seeketh not his own” • “Love is not easily provoked” • “Love thinketh no evil”

  6. II. Showing love through purity (v.5b-6) • Two areas of purity • 2. Purity in affections (v.6) • Love rejoices not in iniquity • Love rejoices in truth

  7. iii. Showing love through mercy (v.7) • Merciful love “Bears all things”. • Merciful love “Believes all things”. • Merciful love “Hopes all things”. • Merciful love “Endures all things”.