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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

I’m sure many of you recognize that title from a famous song released in early 1980’s. The song says that, “Love is a second hand emotion.” No slam intended on the author who wrote it, but for the born again believer, love is not just a feeling or an emotion.

What’s love got to do with being a Christian?! EVERYTHING! We love because we were first loved by our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus. The Bible says, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. And of course most of us can quote:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

The God kind of love, Agape Love, is not a natural human love. It is not fickle, based on people’s actions, or on circumstances that present themselves. The Bible also tells us that the God kind of Love “never fails!”

Guess what, that same Agape Love resides in you, if you are a Christian!

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5

The love of God is not in our heads, it is in our hearts! People around us don’t need our opinions or criticism, and certainly not our judgment. The world is full of hurting people who do not have a clue as to what is going on. We are bombarded constantly with bad news: hurricanes, floods, fires, and shootings. It could cause one to say, “What is going on?”  

You and I may not have all the answers for the tragedies happening around us, but we should not be ashamed to offer people the hope we have in our Lord Jesus. It is our joy, responsibility and privilege to reach out with the Love of God; and to give an answer as to why we have hope! God is Love and God is Good! That is the Gospel, which we preach! Love should motivate us to witness, serve and certainly pray. 

I encourage you to listen to the Featured Message on the Home page. It is part of a series I have been doing recently on Lord Teach Us To Pray. You may want to take time to listen or watch the whole sermon series online here and here

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