“Love is a many-splendored thing.”
“Love is all you need.”
“Love conquers all.”
“Love lifts us up where we belong.”
“Love is in the air.”
“I really want to love somebody.”
“I will always love you.”
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.”
These love-songs remind us that our world is filled with the language of “love.” But he word “love” gets thrown around constantly and carelessly. “Love” is used to describe our feelings for everything from God to chocolate, from cars to pets, from football to family. Sadly, the kind of love implied today bears little resemblance to the meaning of the love in the Bible, stated beautifully in 1 Corinthians 13. 1 Corinthians is the center of 1 Corinthians.
In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul refers to the kind of love that seeks the highest good of the other person, even at the price of one’s own comfort, safety, and benefit. It’s the kind of love God has for each of us. It’s the kind of love God enables us to have for others.
This Sunday I will continue a four-part sermon series called: Worship – Giving Our Best To God. This week, my message is “What the World Needs Now Is Love” from 1 Corinthians 13. Love is the answer to all our world’s problems. I hope we can personalize the message of this beautiful chapter into our daily lives.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.