it’s all about the love

Posted: October 28, 2008 in biblical community, God, Jesus Christ, love, worship

I read this post this morning and cannot get it’s referenced scriptures/content off my mind…..so I feel compelled to share it with you. No matter what, it’s all about love. It’s from CHRIS BENNETT, lead pastor at New Community Church in Las Vegas. His blog at http://newcommchurch.blogspot.com

-tom

Impotence

Many people wonder why the church is losing it’s influence in today’s world. Why are people voting with their feet and leaving in droves? Why are lives not changing? Could it be that the church and it’s people have lost power? Have we become impotent?
1 Cor. 13:1-3 If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. [3] If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

According to what you just read, without love…
  • What you say is annoying
  • What you know makes you know-it-all
  • What you believe becomes irrelevant
  • What you give gains you nothing
  • What you accomplish is worthless

In other words: Life unmotivated by love has no power. It is impotent. Worthless. Nothing matters more than relationships. And in relationships nothing matters more than love. God is Love.

1 John 4:8 (MSG) “The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.”

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