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A Better Way, Part 1

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What motivates you?

What is the better way?

I. Love Rises Above All The Gifts, 12:31; 8, 13.

II. Love’s Absence Leaves Life Meaningless, 13:1-3.

Without love…

1. I am nothing.

2. My worship is empty noise.

3. My speech is babble.

4. My service is unprofitable.

III. Love Should Be My Motivation To Serve.

IV. Love Should Be Manifested In My Life, 13:4-8.

A Never Failing Love…

1. …is patient and long tempered, 4.

2. …practices acts of service, 4.

3. …rejoices in the truth, 6b.

4. …covers and contains others’ faults, 7a.

5. …stands ready to believe the best of a person, 7b.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
“Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” (NIV)
James 5:20 ESV
let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
James 5:1 ESV
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.

6. …hopes for the best in others, 7c.

7. …endures ill treatment from others, 7d.

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” (NKJV)

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