Conclusion Love IS
Luke 19:10 (Seek and Save)
John 14:25-26 NIV
1 Corinthians 13 ESV
A Story of Love Series
Of all the love stories in all the world, the story of God and His people is love beyond love. Sending His Son (part of Himself) to die for us is the greatest love story of all!
Throughout scripture, we see evidence of how God loved His children and sought to protect them. Some might ask, who are God’s children?
The answer is simple…any person from anywhere who turns to God is a child of God.
Any way they were brought up to believe.
Any way they ask or think.
The Son of God was sent to earth to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).
The Spirit of God is now our advocate on earth and the Spirit is continuously urging people to open their hearts and turn.
Jesus told His followers in John 14:25-26, “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
By turning to God we become part of God.
The Spirit of God resides within and is OUR helper.
The love of God is our ever present.
1 Corinthians 13 tells us: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
The Apostle Paul boldly wrote 1 Corinthians 13 telling us about real love.
Love is all that matters.
Without Love we are nothing.
Love is patient and kind.
Love does not insist on its own way.
Love rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love never ends.
The Love of God through His Son and by the Spirit sent to earth IS ours.
Now, and forevermore.
Today’s Spiritual Practice is: Embrace God’s Love
Sit quietly and embrace God’s Love today.
In God, Deborah