INTRO to God’s Love Series June thru August 2016
This series looks at classic list of characteristics that describe God’s love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. We have come to realize that they are a standard we cannot meet. No one can meet it. No one, that is, except Christ. Does this passage not describe the amazing love of Jesus Christ has for us?
Jesus is patient, Jesus is kind. Jesus does not envy, he does not boast, he is not proud. Jesus is not rude, he’s not self-seeking, he’s not easily angered, he keeps no record of wrongs. Jesus does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Jesus always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Jesus never falls.
Rather than letting this Scripture remind us of the love we cannot produce let it remind us of the love God makes available to us through Jesus Christ so that it may flow through us.
God loves you with an unfailing love. And his love, if you will let it, can fill you and leave you with a love worth sharing. Why do we love? “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19. We receive and we release God’s love!
This series was the natural response to our earlier 2016 series “OutFlow” and was inspired by my reading of Max Lucado’s A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God’s Love.
July 25 – 25, 20175 Sermons