"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." I Corinthians 13:4-8
Love and the need for love are some of the most powerful human emotions. You've heard it said, "You do for love what you wouldn't do for money."
The Captain and Tennille sang, "Love will keep you together."
Thousands of songs have been inspired by love.
During the Summer we are studying this significant section of Scripture for four important reasons:
It describes the supernatural love God has for each of us!
It demonstrates how God desires us to love others!
It dares us to open our lives to receiving this love!
It details how we can know that we have received this love!
Paul called this love "the most excellent way".
John Wesley would call it "perfect love" which is another word for holiness. This description of love provides an excellent definition of holiness. Watch what happens when I substitute the world "holiness" for the word "love".
"Holiness is patient, holiness is kind. Holiness does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Holiness does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angers, it does not keep a record of wrongs. Holiness does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. Holiness always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Holiness never fails."
How do holy Christians love?
How do holy Christians live?
See the description above.......