2019 – SUNDAY 04 AUGUST
THE GREATEST FORCE OF ALL
1 Corinthians 13.13
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Years ago when I was a youth Pastor in downtown Brisbane – I was confronted with a drug crazed young man waving a pistol in my face. He was yelling – I am going to kill you. What happened next amazed me.
YOU ACT WHAT YOU BELIEVE
I don’t know why, but I spontaneously said to the guy – You can’t kill me – I love you.
God loves you and He wants me to help you.
We reveal what we truly believe in times of crisis and distress.
Our automatic responses reveal our absolutes.
LOVE IS THE GREATEST FORCE
The force of the love of God overcomes all things.
The force overcomes anger.
The force overcomes divorce.
The force overcomes violence.
The force of love overcomes all.
FAITH AND HOPE COME FROM UNFAILING LOVE
The unfailing love of God gives me faith and hope to believe for good outcomes.
Commit to the force of God’s love and your faith will grow exceedingly.
Stop believing for – and start loving now. Then everything changes.
WHO CAN SEPARATE YOU
Love binds together.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Not sickness or disease
Not issues and agendas
Not opposition and anger
Not failures or faults.
The same is true when we live by the force of God’s love.
Nothing can separate you from one another.
Nothing can separate you.
IT JUST CANNOT HAPPEN
WHEN LOVE PREVAILS