This weekend we continued our LOVE series with a powerful message from 1 Corinthians 13. Matt spoke an encouraging, challenging word on how REAL LOVE NEVER GIVES UP! It was such a great reminder that God’s love never fails and He never gives up on us, and because of that, we can stay committed in our relationships, churches, jobs and commitments! If you missed this weekend’s message you can watch it here and listen to it here.
I Corinthians 13:4-7, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith…”(NLT)
REAL LOVE NEVER GIVES UP! Divorce has become so common in our culture. Matt shared that 1 out of every 2 marriages (50%) will end in divorce. The sad truth is that the statistics for Christian marriages are not much better. The enemy wants us to quit on our marriages, but Matt encouraged us to Make a decision right now that you are not going to give up and that the devil is going down!
Hebrews 13:4, “Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”(NLT)
Matt used the story of Joseph from Genesis 37-40 as an awesome example of someone who never gave up! And, God never gave up on Joseph. Joseph went from the pit to the prison to the palace, but all along the way, the Bible tells us in Genesis 39:2, “The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.”(NIV)
Lessons from Joseph’s Life:
1. Don’t give up, even when you get off to a bad start.
2. Don’t give up when you face challenges
3. Don’t give up, even when it takes longer than you think it should.
4. Remember God is always with you!
Don’t give up! Don’t quit just before the breakthrough that God wants to do!
This Weekend’s Worship Set included…
Go – Hillsong
You – Hillsong
Here – C3 Worship Team
O the Blood – Gateway Worship
I Will Never Stop – Hillsong
Shout Unto God – Hillsong