True Love Part 1 “What Is True Love”
What is True Love?
Do we really understand the __________________ of love?
The phrase “__________” love implies there is “_____________” love.
The disciple John seemed to _____________ the word “love”.
There are three primary words used in the Greek language that are translated “love”
_______________ _____________ ______________
1 John contains the highest ___________________ of the word “love” in the Bible.
The cultural ________________ that we have over love cannot ______________ the importance we have for true love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-4
If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
If we really want our ____________ to matter, we need to focus on the matter of ____________ ____________.
The most important definition of true love is _____________ _____________.
1 John 1:1-4
The Incarnation of the Word of Life
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our[a] joy complete.
Jesus was a complete expression of true love to _______________ who came into contact with Him.
True love seeks the _________________ good for all involved.
True love leads to ___________ joy.
In regard to love, do you want the ____________ thing or will you settle for an _____________________?
True _____________ only comes by knowing the true __________.