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Love Is

1 Corinthians 13:13: So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. The final big idea of our journey into the heart of love: Nothing is greater than love.

Citylight Manayunk | November 22, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love is the Greatest

  1. Greater than faith and hope
  2. Therefore, pursue love.

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Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

Humans were made with a longing not just for good things, but for the greatest things. What is the greatest thing? In this verse, Paul concludes his treatment of love by holding it up as the greatest thing.

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Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:13

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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God gives us two reasons to give ourselves to love, the first we’ll look at today, the next, this coming Sunday, and the first is that love is the answer to our wise question, “What really does last?” The answer is the big idea of 1 Corinthians 13:8-12: Love never ends. Why does love never end? 1. Love is goal. 2. Heaven is a world of love.

Citylight Manayunk | November 15, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13
Wayne Grudem – Systematic Theology
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love Never Ends

  1. Love is Complete
  2. Heaven is a world of Love

 

Citylight Delco | Online – November 15, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

It is wise to live for what lasts, but when you really think about it, what really does last? The answer of 1 Corinthians 13 is that love is the one thing that never ends, so give your life to it.

Citylight Center City | November 15, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:8-12

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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The big idea of 1 Corinthians 13:7: Love always endures. Enduring love in the church sounds romantic, but when we set our hearts to love the real church community that God has brought around us, the question that comes to mind: How do we do it? How does love endure? Three answers: 1. Love always bears 2. Love always believes 3. Love always hopes.

Citylight Manayunk | November 8, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love Endures All Things:

  1. It bears all things.
  2. It believes all things.
  3. It believes all God says.
  4. It hopes all things.
  5. Love knows what God will do in the end.
  6. Therefore, love is hopeful about what God can do now.
  7. Love endures all things.

Citylight Delco | November 8, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

Love feels great, but how do you know when it’s genuine? Paul has given us many marks of true love in this passage, but this week we come to one many of us recognize: We know love is real when it actually lasts, especially through difficulty.

Citylight Center City | November 8, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:7

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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So the big idea today: “Love Like God Loves.” How? First, don’t rejoice in sin. And second, rejoice in the truth. We’ll look at each part of the verse in turn.”

 

Citylight Manayunk | November 1, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love what God loves.

  1. Do not rejoice at wrongdoing.
  2. Rejoice with the truth.

Citylight Delco | November 1, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

We talked last week about what love things, but what does love feel, especially when it’s no longer assuming wrongdoing of others, but faced with real wrongdoing? Love is not a general positive feeling; there is something in which love does not rejoice: Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Citylight Center City | November 1, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:6

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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Love does not have a critical spirit.

  1. Judge charitably
  2. Forgive quickly
  3. Self-reflect clearly

 

Citylight Delco | Online – October 25, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

When we talk about love, we often talk about feelings and actions, but what about thoughts? The mind is powerful; what we think matters, and love thinks no evil.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5d

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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One of the words of this season has been unprecedented. I think that’s a bit overplayed, but one that I don’t hear too much that I think could aptly describe our culture right now is this: Irritated

Everybody is irritated. I don’t think it’s a stretch for any of us to identify with that word today. We feel it. It takes much less to tip the scales to be angry than it used to. We are short with our spouses and our kids. We are annoyed easily by our coworkers or even strangers out in the world. We are irritated by ads on tv. We are simply just irritated and this is a problem.

So this morning I want to look at two ways to describe this problem and then the solution to the problem. 

  1. A heart and actions problem
  2. A heart and actions solution

Citylight Delco | Online – October 18, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5

Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

I bring up anger because Citylight Church is giving particular attention to strengthening our gospel culture this ministry year. A gospel culture is a church that makes the doctrine of the gospel visible through our culture; our relationships and life together. And at the heart of a gospel culture growing strong is a people learning to love one another as Christ has loves us. Anger and irritability are skilled at indicting others, but unskilled in the love required to cultivate a gospel culture. That’s where the Apostle Paul takes us next in our journey through 1 Corinthians 13. In the middle of verse 5 we read: it [love] is not irritable. That brings us to the big idea of our brief passage: love is not selfishly angered. I say selfishly angered because the sinless Lord Jesus Christ did get angry for the glory of God when he overturned money changer’s tables in the temple out of zeal for his Father’s glory. But Jesus was never irritable; he never got angry over a personal slight or wrong done to himself. Love is not selfishly angered. To address the first rising of anger in the heart and learn to love as Jesus has loved us, we are going to look at selfish anger from three angles this morning: 1. The anatomy of selfish anger. 2. The ugliness of selfish anger. 3. The hope for selfish anger.

Manayunk Service | October 18, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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1 Corinthians 13 is a beautiful picture of love, but there’s also some ugly in it: A description of what love is not, and in this section of the passage we focus on how love is not irritable.

Citylight Center City | October 18, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5c

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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In 1 Corinthians 13:5 we read that love “does not insist on its own way.”  Said another way, love does not seek its own advantage.  This truth can be easier to state than live by because the sin of selfishness is deep rooted in our hearts.  We are all prone to put our happiness, our comfort, ourselves on the throne of our lives rather Christ.  When Christ is properly seated on the throne of our lives we become more concerned with seeing Christ glorified than ourselves.

Citylight Delco | October 11, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5

Charity and Its Fruits – Jonathan Edwards

The First Epistle to the Corinthians – Anthony Thiselton

A question everyone has to face in life is, “What are you seeking?” What is your aim in life? In this sermon we’ll look at what 1 Corinthians 13 says love does not seek: Love seeks not its own. Love is not selfish.

Citylight Center City | October 11, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5b

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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Love does not look our for number 1

Manayunk – October 11, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:5

C.S. Lewis once said that pride is the sin we are quickest to despise in others but slowest to see in ourselves. Nonetheless, we must be honest about where it is present in our lives, because love is not proud.

Center City Service – October 4, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:4c-5a

Mere Christianity, Book 3, Chapter 8, C.S. Lewis

Respectable Sins, Chapter 11, Jerry Bridges

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The big idea of our passage is Love is not proud. Since pride is that vice that we most readily see in others, but most rarely see in ourselves, we are going to spend significant time diagnosing our own pride before we move to the hope for humility. This morning we’re going to explore 1. The heart of pride. 2. The words of pride. 3. The actions of pride. 4. The hope for humility.

Manayunk – October 4, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love is not proud.

  1. It does not BOAST.
  2. It is not ARROGANT.
  3. It is not RUDE.

 

Citylight Delco | Online – October 4, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

Big idea: Love does not burn with envy. 1. The problem of envy. 2. The solution for envy.

Manayunk – September 27, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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After the starting with what love is, Paul now moves to what it is not. Love does not envy.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:4b

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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Envy is the enemy of love.

  1. The root of envy.
  2. The fruit of envy.
  3. The cure for envy.

 

Citylight Delco | Online – September 27, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul is not merely describing love, but he is using verbs to show that love is defined by how it is put into practice.  This week, we see that when Paul writes that love is patient and kind he is say, love responds with patience and love extends kindness.
 

Citylight Delco | Online – September 13, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13

Charity and It’s Fruits – Jonathan Edwards
1 Corinthians – David Garland
The First Epistle to the Corinthians – Anthony Thiselton

 

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Having established the necessity of love, Paul moves to a description of it. While love is not an action, love is active in patience and kindness.

Citylight Center City Sunday Services – Sept. 20th, 2020.mp4 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:4a

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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The big idea of today’s brief passage: Love shows patience and does kindness. The reason I say, “shows Patience” and “does kindness” is because the words translated “patient” and “kind” are actually verbs, action words. Love is when others are truly dear to you and love acts by showing patience and doing kindness. This morning, we’ll take our big idea in two parts: 1. Love shows patience. 2. Love does kindness.

Citylight Manayunk | September 20th, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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It is a good thing to have great gifts and make great sacrifices, but it’s possible to have those things, and something essential still be missing. The thing we need even if we have great gifts and make great sacrifices is love.

Citylight Center City | September 13, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek New Testament Commentary), Anthony Thistleton

1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), David Garland

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

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Since love is the epicenter of a gospel culture growing strong, today we begin our fall sermon series in 1 Corinthians 13, which the Apostle Paul wrote to teach a church how to love one another. Let’s begin our journey by reading 1 Corinthians 13:1-3: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. The big idea of these verses is both simple and significant: You Need Love! I wonder: what do you feel like you really need these days? Paul’s aim in these opening verses is to convince you that what you really need right here and right now is love. To help us see that we need love, we’re going to explore two things. You need love even if (1) You have great gifts, (2) You do great things.

September 13 Manayunk from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Love is Preeminent.
 
Without Love:
1. Gifts are nothing.
2. Actions are nothing.
 

Citylight Delco | Online – September 13, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.

Resources:

1 Corinthians 13:1-3
 
1 & 2 Corinthians by Charles Hodge
Charity and its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

There are no sermons in this series for this congregation.