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“Love makes the world go round.” Does it? It doesn’t seem like it lately. Between wars, terrorist attacks, school shootings and other devastating events it can seem like love no longer exists in the world. Even closer to home, love feels elusive when your parents say they love each other, but then get divorced or the love of your life dumps you. Be assured love is not dead. In this message series we look at the purest expression of love of all time – a love so powerful that it changes everything, especially us.
"Spiritual Relationships" - CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH VIDEO ==> http://MountainRock.org/Spiritual-Relationships - Sunday Sermon by Paul Smalls - April 13, 2014
This is the concluding message to the sermon series on spiritual gifts. After looking at how important spiritual gifts are, we conclude by considering the supreme importance of love in the church. Without love, the church will die. Love for one another is the key to harmony and unity in the body of Christ, so before we excel in using our gifts, we must first and always excel at love.
Where wrath and love come together.
Scripture: John 11:1-45; Romans 8:12-30 Sometimes illness and infirmity can be for God's glory. Even our suffering can be for God's good, though we may not immediately understand it and why. Love will sometimes hurt you because you are loved. God always has a plan. Jesus delayed returning to Bethany and knew that as a result, Lazarus would be dead upon his return. However, that was God's plan, otherwise, Jesus would not be able to raise Lazarus to life so that those present would have validation that He was the Messiah and believe in Him.
Without understanding trouble can come easily. And this was exactly the case with the Corinthian church. There were those with the gift of tongues that were bringing confusion and chaos to the church. Listen as pastor Jody Sledge explains the gifts of prophecy and tongues and calls us as a church to seek above all to build up the body.
Jacob finally finds a wife...or two. What do we think about Jacob working 14 years for the hand of Rachel? Romantic story, or sad diversion from the plan of God? Do we really reap what we sow? And what about Leah? How does she feel about her plot in life? And how does God feel about her?
Whatever you're dealing with at this time don't be myopic and limit your understanding of this trial or difficulty to what you can understand at this moment. Don't be like Eliab or Saul, doubting, fearing, and worrying, rather learn from one who loves the Lord; trust Him and boldly stand your ground ...be a David.