Proverbs 15f agape


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Proverbs 15f agape

  1. 1. Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. 2-19-2014 1
  2. 2. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 2
  3. 3. Anger Fussing Hatred Cussing It’s all about mindset. A happy home is greatly to be desired. Choose to do all you can to enjoy a happy home. Don’t try to make it about someone else: Your mate, your children, Mother-in-law 3
  4. 4. No one can change another person except our Lord, Jesus Christ. Even the Lord must have that person’s cooperation. Galatians 5 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, good-ness, faith (faithful), 23 We must be no Meekness, temperance: against such there is willing law. The Holy Spirit bears His fruit in us, as we submit our minds and hearts unto Him. A happy home is filled with love. 4
  5. 5. 1 Corinthians 13 4 Charity (love; agape) suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the Truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: … Romans 5 5 … the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. It’s in us; don’t fight it. 5
  6. 6. The Love of God, which is in us, is a positive action word. Eros is romantic love, and may produce some positive thoughts, words, and deeds. But it doesn’t always. This is the only love that many couples ever have. Phileo is friendship, and it’s a stronger love than eros, but doesn’t always stand the test of time. Phileo produces many good things. But it’s not always forever love. 6
  7. 7. Agape is godly love, and is the highest form of love with which we can ever interact. Agape suffers long and is kind. Patience and kindness are the first two characteristics of real love, and they are characteristics of God our Father. When we learn to love, we will be patient and kind with a loved one. Love is not a feeling; it’s right thoughts, words, and deeds. 7
  8. 8. Agape does not envy, but is always happy for blessings that come to the beloved. 8
  9. 9. Agape is not boastful or proud about what it has done for the beloved. Love doesn’t act ugly. Not hateful or mean. Love seeketh not her own. Own way or own will. Own pleasure Love doesn’t manipulate. 9
  10. 10. Love is not easily provoked. Love does not hold grudges. Agape is not Feelings are not easily hurt. 10
  11. 11. 1 Corinthians 13:6 (TLB) It (agape) is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. Not competitive And if it were -- Love would never cheat to win. Love is always loyal. Love won’t speak or act against the beloved, and will defend against others. 11
  12. 12. Agape never fails. Agape is forever love. Eros can die after a short time. Even phileo can fade away. But not real love; not godly love. 12
  13. 13. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. A house can provide shelter from the weather. 13
  14. 14. But a happy home provides shelter from the storms and troubles of life. Mean boss What will you do to have that happy home. Behave as if it’s all on you. Don’t play the blame game. 14