Love Never Ends

When Mozart was a young man living at home with his father, it is said that he enjoyed playing a trick on his father from time to time.  After a night out in Vienna with his friends, Mozart would come home to find his father fast asleep in bed.  Mozart would then sit down at…

Love Always

So far, in I Corinthians 13, we’ve taken a look at what love is, what love is not, what loves does and doesn’t do, and this morning, we’re going to close out the characteristics of love by looking at what love always does.             I want to share with you a love story that will…

Loves Rejoices in Truth

            Many of you know that Sueanne and I enjoy playing games.  We enjoy board games and we especially enjoy playing computer games together.  And whenever you play multiplayer games, there are two different modes that you can play.  You can either play cooperatively, like Sueanne and I do, where you try to work together…

Love, Anger and Resentment

            We had a bit of a scare here at the church building last Sunday.  Late Sunday afternoon, I got a phone call from one of our neighbors here in Spring Lake telling me that there was a fire on our property with smoke billowing into the air, and a fire truck was on the…

Love is Not Selfish

            Have you ever seen on the internet where someone was trying to follow a recipe they saw on Pinterest or some other website but their version didn’t come out quite like the picture?  And what’s humorous is our culture has adopted the phrase “nailed it” to describe those results when that’s really the opposite…

Love Does Not Boast

            Russell Herman was a carpenter who lived in the state of Illinois.  When he died at the age of 67, his will included a staggering list of beneficiaries.  He left instructions for two billion dollars to be given to the city of East St. Louis, another billion and a half for the state of…

Love Does Not Envy

We continue this morning in the great love chapter of the Bible, I Corinthians 13.  We saw last week that, in verses 4-7, Paul breaks down the concept of love into different pieces which is extremely helpful.  Because, as I said, it’s easy for us to sidestep the word love because it’s so general, but…

What Love Is

Last week, we began to look at the great love chapter, I Corinthians 13, and we saw that love is the most important thing in the world, and if we don’t have love, then nothing we do or say really matters.  Our faith, our giving, our sacrifices, our preaching, it’s all worthless without love. And…

The Importance of Love

            As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy hearing what children think about different subjects.  This morning, I want to share with you some of their jewels of wisdom regarding love.  To explain why love happens between two particular people, one 8-year-old said, “I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but…

We Are the Body of Christ

            In 1991, the University of Michigan recruited what many sports analysts believed to be the top five basketball freshmen in the country. They was dubbed the “Fab Five,” and everyone was talking about how Michigan was probably going to have four successive NCAA championships.  History, however, proved otherwise. While each of those five players…