In the concluding message titled “Love is Liberating,” Paul reminds the Corinthians that true love never ends. It doesn’t have any limitations. It doesn’t use any threats and fears. In fact, it brings a sense of freedom that allows the other person to flourish and love back without any barriers.
Here Paul goes deep into the human heart. Have you ever wondered why we feel a sense of relief and glee when others go through a difficult time? Where does this come from? This is our sinful nature peeking through. Please don’t misunderstand – this does not mean that we throw a party whenever something bad happens to others. I’m only referring to that momentary sin of self-preservation and gloating that infects all of us. Love cannot flourish in such an atmosphere. This message will encourage us to seek God’s forgiveness, healing, and restoration in our life and relationships.
Immature people are rude and crude. They say and do things without regard to the feelings of others. They only think of self and how they can benefit from a situation. True love cares about how others feel.
In this message we will look at the statement – “Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” There is no room for pride in love. In fact, “Love is Serving” others the way Christ serves us.
The challenge in this message is two-fold: first, do not envy and second, share in the joys of others. It's not enough to say that you are not envious of others. God wants us to go a step further and show love by rejoicing in the blessings of others.
LOVE IS CALMING by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: This is the second message in our new series – “LOVE IS THE GREATEST.” As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’re looking at what the Bible has to say about love. Again, please don’t misunderstand, the series is not just about romantic or marital love.... Continue Reading →
Paul not only spent time with the Corinthians, but he wrote back to them, helping them understand how to live and how to love. In this series, based on 1 Corinthians 13, we are going to understand love from God’s perspective—in family, in the church, in our community and in our nation and our world.