The Essential Place Of Love In Spiritual Worship

Sermon of Sunday, January 31, 2010

Preacher: Francis Noordanus

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13


Francis continues to follow Paul's instruction about spiritual matters to the Corinthians arriving at the well known and cherished passage on love in chapter 13.  Time is taken to show how this is a part of Paul's effort to end spiritual ignorance among the Corinthians and that love is a core dimension of what must be present and freely flowing in any spiritual worship of God in Jesus Christ.  The quality of this essential love is also examined and it is found to be the same love that characterises God's stance towards us. 

The point is made that this love is much more than conventional niceness which so many church communities settle for.  Finally everyone is invited to pray through the qualities of this love as a statement about themselves.

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