Teaching » These Three Remain

‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love’ writes the apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians. The book of 1 Corinthians was written to the church in the ancient city of Corinth, Greece during a time of prosperity. This led to significant change in the culture and community. Through this mini-series we’ll be exploring three biblical values to guide our actions, thoughts and words as we navigate this next season; faith, hope and love.

These Three Remain: Faith

1 Corinthians 13:13

Simon Johnson

What am I putting my faith in? How would it feel to be valued for my faith rather than my work?

Faith is having complete trust and confidence in someone or something. When it comes to God, faith means trusting what He says about us is true - believing that by sending Jesus to die on the cross we can experience a full relationship with Him because our sins have been forgiven unconditionally. The Christian faith therefore allows us to experience complete freedom in life, rather than ‘just a set of rules’. Faith is a free gift and is on offer to all, it’s the first stop on the road when it comes to life changing transformation.


These Three Remain: Hope

1 Corinthians 13:13

Nathaniel Alsop

What are you hoping for? Do you have hope for a better future?

Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. Some people believe that ‘it’s the hope that kills you’, but a hope in God is one that enables you to keep your head up and look forward to all that God has planned. Hope is rooted in truth and experience. We’ve seen God do wonders before, and He’ll do them again - even when situations look at their most bleak. A personal hope in what God has to come for humanity allows us to see the best in people and situations, and have a heart that is broken for redemption and restoration.


These Three Remain: Love

1 Corinthians 13:13

Renae Huggan-Broughton

When do you feel most loved? How would it feel to be truly loved? What could you do to love better?

Love is an intense feeling of deep affection. To truly know love is to truly know God. Love is His language, His every interest and action is fuelled and driven by love. God loves each and everyone one of us. We’re His children, He longs to restore us to full relationship with Him. He also models for us how to love others in practical ways. Love lifts our eyes from a selfish, restricted view of life and helps us instead to see the ways in which others need help. To be loved by God is the greatest gift, and to love like God is the greatest action.