Thursday, February 18, 2016

Love Is Not About What You Get But What You Give
This week we’ve been looking at the Biblical concept of love.  
God says that love is a choice.   
God also says love is a matter of action.  
I Corinthians 13 is the Biblical definition of how love acts.  The verses are often read at weddings, called the Love Chapter.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

Look at all the verbs, words that express action.

Love is something we do. But it is not something we do for ourselves, it is utterly selfless.

So how do we love this way?  We can’t. It is not possible without God helping us put aside our own desires and instincts so we can give love expecting nothing in return. The only way we can transform (a verb) our love to the kind of love we are talking about is to grow more like Christ. Surrendering our selfish spirit and allowing His Spirit to control our love life is God’s will for your life.

Have you made the choice to love as Christ loves? Let Him love through you.

With love from your pastor and partner in ministry,


98.5 The TRUTH presents “War Room” Friday at 7:05 Free admission, pop and popcorn.

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