February 12th, 2012 Faith Hope Love

This week, Pastor Kasey has taken a group of our youth and leaders to our Winter Youth Camp at Ponderosa Pines. So, Pastor Jesse has prepared a message on 1 Corinthians 13:13. Unpacking the verse where Paul states “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” We were also blessed to have Jung Park and friends lead us in worship this morning, thanks Jung!

If you want a study tool to go along with the podcast, see Lift Notes here:

Faith, Hope & Love

But the Greatest is Love

1 Cor 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.


Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the ______________ of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

The word “substance” in the Greek is best translated _____________________

1st Romans 12:3 says that we have each been given a ____________ of faith. It is resident within us, can’t be mustered up.

2nd Romans 10:17 says that faith comes alive by ________________ the word of God.

3rd God says that we can ___________ our faith to see our daily needs met. We do things as an act of faith.


Hope is the sense of ____________________________ based on solid certainty. It rests on God’s promises.

Where faith is the __________________ of God’s grace, hope is confidence in that grace’s _______________ __________________

Romans 5:3-4 “knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Verse 5 goes on to say “hope does not ________________, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:2, Titus 1:2, Lamentations 3:26


__________ is interpersonal love, and love between God and His creation

__________ is loving-kindness

__________ is unconditional love

__________ is passionate, intimate love

__________ is friendship love

__________ is affectionate, child to parent love

1 Cor 13:4-7 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

St Thomas Aquinas said that love is “to will the __________ of another”

Song of Solomon 8:6, 1 John 3:16, John 15:12-13

Paul warns us that we could have tongues of angels, all the prophecies, understand all mysteries, have all knowledge, have faith to remove mountains, _______ ______ ______, we have nothing.

1 Cor 14:1 says to “____________ _________”.

God is the embodiment of love!