"And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three..."
1 Corinthians 13:13
LOVE IS THE GREATEST OF ALL
God is Love!
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
God's essense is ALL the attributes of Love.
WHY IS LOVE GREATER THAN FAITH & HOPE?
Love fuels our Faith & Hope
LOVING GOD IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE!
…thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself… Mark 12:30,31
NEXT TO LOVING GOD, IS LOVING OUR BRETHREN , & "OUR NEIGHBOR" AS OURSELF!
IF WE LOVE GOD...
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
WE WILL LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. I John 4:7-11
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:34,35
IF WE HAVE NOT LOVE, OUR FAITH & HOPE IS NOTHING!
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
FAITH & HOPE ARE MOTIVATED BY LOVE!
…We continue to trust God. We continue to hope for his good things. We continue to love other people. But the most important of these things is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Visit with us and experience
our great Christian Love…
a Love based on our Faith in God and His Word
and our Hope in the salvation of our souls