Love is Forever
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Love is Forever

From Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 6

1 Corinthians 13:8-13  (ID: 1724)

In his first epistle to the church in Corinth, Paul confronted the Corinthian believers regarding their spiritual immaturity. While they abounded in spiritual gifts, he noted that they lacked the genuine marks of true Christian experience: faith, hope and love. Cautioning against relying solely on our knowledge or talents, Alistair Begg reminds us that we reflect God’s love to others and reveal our faith most profoundly when we are empowered by the Holy Spirit.


8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.