Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Greatest of All is Love

The Greatest of All is Love

I Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.

... Whitney Houston sang, "the Greatest Love of all is easy to achieve, the Greatest Love of all is learning to Love yourself and it lies inside of me." Jesus said, "the Greatest commandment is to Love the Lord your God iwth all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength. The second is just as great to Love your neighbor as you love yourself

The Church, the body of Christ, exists only for three reasons:

1. Worship--Love God More.
2. Discipleship--Love People More.
3. Outreach--Love More People

The Apostle Paul wrote one of his greatest lessons on Love. He basically said we could be gifted out of this world but if we do not have Love we are nothing and our gifts mean nothing. Out of all we have in life there are really only three things that remain:

1. Faith. it is impossible to please God without faith, but if we have faith in God whom we have not seen but hate our brother whom we see everyday what good is our faith.

2. Hope is the ability to anticipate something better during something bad and hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his life into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Romans 5:5)

3. Love is the Greatest of these because out of all we do in Life, Love never fails. It always works.

Dear God,

Teach me how to Love my enemies and how to Love my friends. Move me from shallow Love to mature Agape Love. Help me to put childish ways behind me and grow up to the full measure of your Love.

In Jesus Name

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