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Cross Word: Love (1 Corinthians 13)

March 4, 2018 Speaker: Rev. Dave Dorst, Associate Pastor Series: Cross Words - A Series on 1 Corinthians

Topic: Sermons Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13:13

Larry Norman was the original Christian rocker in the 1970s.  He had a lot of great songs like “Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music” and “The Outlaw.”  One of his songs was called “Righteous Rocker” and was a paraphrase of  Corinthians 13:1-3: "You can be a righteous rocker or a holy roller, you can be most anything, you can be a Leon Russell or a super muscle, you can be a corporate king, you can be a wealthy man from Texas or a witch with heavy hexes, but without love, you ain’t nothing!"  I’m not sure how much the Apostle Paul would have loved his slangy paraphrase, but it certainly captured the essence of Paul’s argument that we can reach the heights of spiritual accomplishments, but if we’re void of love, we gain nothing.  That is a convicting reminder as we grow and live out our faith.

The Beatles sang, “All you need is love” (and then they broke up).  Whitney Houston sang, “the greatest love of all is easy to achieve – learning to love yourself.”  Queen sang, “I just can’t handle this crazy little thing called love.”  The world is more than willing to tell you what it thinks love is.  But maybe we should get our understanding of what love is from the source of love itself.  Which is the beauty of studying 1 Corinthians 13.
Make sure you RSVP and put the first Fellowship Lunch of the year this Sunday on your calendar.  We’ll sing some great songs about Christ’s love, then hear about the qualities of love in the sermon, then take the Lord’s Supper and be reminded of His sacrificial love, and then love one another in fellowship over lunch.  Can’t wait! -Dave

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