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Author: David

Love is of Greatest Importance

“And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2-3 ESV) What Paul says here is profound and deep. I am no theologian, so my attempt to grasp and share some of my thoughts will be weak, but bearing with me for a moment, see here how Paul illustrates his point...

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Loving Others with Our Words

In Paul’s letter to the Church at Corinth, we read a very familiar verse on the topic of love: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1) It’s easy to read verses like this, nod my head in agreement, and move on to the next verse. But if I pause and think on this verse, I find something here that goes deep, brings conviction and can change my life. Every day I use words to communicate all sorts of things. I use...

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The Love Project

  “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13 It doesn’t take too much reading and studying of the Scriptures to realize how essential it is we love one another. It’s the second greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-39). In fact, loving God and loving one another is so important that Jesus declares that all the Law and the Prophets hang on these commands. Far be it from us that we ever neglect to examine our hearts to see if we are loving as we ought. I was recently brainstorming...

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Do You Love the World?

[Disclaimer: I am not a theologian, or learned scholar; my writings are my humble attempt to hear and understand the Word of God as I seek to “do life” with Christ. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below, or on social media.] “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and...

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Into Marvelous Light

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” –John 14:15 These words of Jesus are true, dear friends. And while I have believed it for years, a deeper part of my heart was always troubled whenever I heard this preached or read this verse for myself. As a Christian, I knew I had been saved by the grace of God through faith, and yet, something always pricked my conscience; it was like I knew I wasn’t really living up to this. Did I really love God? Guilt over past sins in my life would often lay hold of...

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