This weekend our Love series continued with a message on Love is Not Jealous or Boastful. It is so exciting to hear the testimonies of how people have shown love and received love through random acts of kindness. I want to encourage you to keep it up! We are believing God for a LOVE REVOLUTION and YOU are a part of making that happen!
I Corinthians 13:1-4, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.”(NLT)
Real Love is Not Jealous.
1 Corinthians 3:1-4, “Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in the Christian life. 2 I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, 3 for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world? 4 When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting just like people of the world?”
- SELFISHNESS leads us to being jealous
Philippians 2:1-4, “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”(NIV)
- GENEROSITY breaks the grip of selfishness.
REAL LOVE IS NOT BOASTFUL
Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”(NIV)
This weekend’s worship set included…
Our God is Love – Hillsong
You Are For Me – Gateway
Take Heart – Hillsong
Arms Open Wide – Hillsong
Love Enough – Hillsong