1 Corinthians 13:8

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails. (NIV)
Love never dies.  (MSG)
Love will last forever.  (NLT)
Love never ends.  (ESV)
Love never failith.  (ASV)
The love doth never fall. (YLT)
It doesn’t matter how you say it; God is love and love does not fail.

“Love” is a difficult word to define and you will get a different definition from anyone that you ask.  I once did a children’s message on 1 Cor 13:1-8 which is Paul’s definition of what love is, and what it is not; and it’s actually God’s definition as well since it’s His inspired word that Paul is writing.  The approach that I employed required two paper bags, one labeled “Love is” and the other labeled “Love is not”.  I then gave each child a piece of paper with the scriptural definitions printed on them and their job was to place them in the appropriate bags as I read the text.

In the bag labeled “Love is”, they placed the following:

Patient
Kind
Keeps no record of wrongs
Does not delight in evil
Rejoices with truth
Always protects
Always trusts
Always hopes
Always perseveres

In the bag labeled “Love is not”, they placed the following:
Envious
Boastful
Proud
Rude
Self-seeking
Easily angered

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