Agape Love described 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a [CSB]

By our daily desire to be [1] Jesus-centered, [2] filled by the Spirit, the underlined words below are the nine Fruit of the Spirit, [3] meditating on and applying the Word of God, HEAR method, 2 Peter 1:3 HCSB, Joshua 1:8, 5:22 CSB and [4] by God’s grace, believers can persevere to practice agape love.

  1. 4a Love is patient; the Holy Spirit empowers individual Disciples to control self in long-suffering patience during trials, tests, provocations, and problems.  We have God’s grace and guidance, one day at a time, while trusting and waiting on God, sometimes for years.
  2. 4b Love is kind; Disciples treat others with kindness, gentleness and goodness even when disagreeing with someone or having to take disagreeable actions.
  3. 6b Love…rejoices in truth; living according to God’s truth; be filled with joy when we see others living the truth of the gospel.
  4. 7aLove… bears all things; faithful love overlooks minor offenses and problems; major problems or disagreements will be met with peace making responses described here. Love over looks weaknesses of others that are facts of life that cannot be changed.
  5. 7b Love… believes all things; trusts others and give others the benefit of the doubt rather than believing the worst about them.
  6. 7c Love… hopes; always looks forward with faithfulness, trusting God to work things for our good [Romans 8:28]. Jesus will finish the good work He has begun in believers [Philippians 1:6].
  7. 7d Love… endures all things; love always perseveres, is not moved up and down like a thermometer by the offenses and failings of others.
  8. 8a Love never ends; when we love like God, we are engaging in an eternal activity.
  9. 4c Love does not envy; not displeased by the success of others or desire what they have.
  10. 4dLove…is not boastful; not bragging about our achievements or actions.
  11. 4e Love… is not arrogant; not prideful, self-important or refusing to be thankful and submit to God and others. [James 4:7, Ephesians 5:20-21]
  12. Love… 5a is not rude; not discourteous, impolite, rough, or disrespectful of others attitudes and actions.
  13. Love…5b is not self-seeking; not putting self first or above others. Jesus is our example [Philippians 2:4-8].
  14. Love…5c is not irritable; not touchy or easily offended by perceived slights, actions or words of others.
  15. Love…5d does not keep a record of wrongs; not holding on to grievances or resentments. Jesus taught the importance of not keeping a count of wrongs [Matthew 18:22].
  16. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness; those who truly love can never be joyful when others fall into immorality.

Do I love anyone with agape love? Do I desire for my love to be agape?

Henry Luke 4/26/2018

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

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