Three Key Truths for this Year

In 1 Corinthian 13:13, we find these words. “Now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” These three items are described in many ways. They are called:

  • Three Christian graces
  • Spiritual gifts
  • The primary and fundamental dispositions of a believer
  • Theological virtues
  • A three ingredient formula for Christian character

In the context of their appearance in Scripture, we need to see these three expressions are expressions of a genuine believer. We express faith, we have hope, and we are able to love as God loves. Over the next several days, each afternoon we will look at these three truths. We will begin with faith, move to hope, and end with “the greatest of these” which is love. We will see …

  • Faith is the foundation
  • Hope is ongoing, and
  • Love is the capstone of the three.