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Love: A continuing series — Love thinks no evil.

“Love thinks no evil” There are 4 common interpretations of this phrase.

1. Love does not meditate on evil.

i.e. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”

2. Love does not wish evil.

i.e. “You’ll see” “I told you so” “He’ll learn his lesson”

Proverbs 17:5; 24:17; Job 31:24-30; Romans 12:17-21

3. Love does not attribute evil. Love gives the benefit of the doubt.

Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged”

John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

2 Samuel 6:12-22

4. Love does not keep a record of evil.

Romans 4:3-8

Love: A continuing series — Love is not provoked

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“[4] Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; [5] does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; [6] does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; [7] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Liberty Church – 11th Anniversary

1 John 3:10-24 verse 23 — And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another. These two commands are given to us as one, because they are inseparable. 1) Love validates faith 2) Sacrifice validates love 3) Service validates sacrifice Rick Fister, Steve Inman, and Jake Olejniczak are installed as…

Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Verse 13: Three things will last forever —- faith, hope, and love -— and the greatest of these is love.

Love is the greatest virtue

1 Corinthians 13:13

Love is the greatest commandment

Matthew 22:34-40; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5

Love is the greatest apologetic

John 17:20-23