Saturday, June 8, 2019

Home Church Video ~ “Love is…” ~ Part 10 ~ “The Supremacy of Love”

This video is the concluding message on our series through I Corinthians 13. Our focus has been on what agapè-love[1] is and is not,[2] but with the introduction of the first three verses telling us that we are nothing without this love,[3] and now the conclusion of the last six verses showing how this agapè-love is supreme over all other ways of doing things.[4]

When God’s Book communicates that the distinctive agapè-love of God is supreme, it is in the context of what we learn about spiritual gifts.

However, God is not asking us to choose between doing things in love or doing things through our spiritual gifting. Rather, he is showing us that the ways we express ourselves through our spiritual gifts has a “more excellent way”[5] to it when everything is done in this agapè-love.

Join our home church family in considering how God doing everything in agapè-love towards us gives us everything we need to cover everything we do in our own expressions of this agapè-love. When agapè-love guides us in everything we do, our expressions of spiritual gifts in ministry become the most excellent way to build-up one another in love.


Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.)

[1] γάπη (Greek) agapè (English) ~ Our working definition of agapè-love has been: “goodwill arising from a personal moral good rather than attraction”. It is different from all other loves in that it operates out of God’s love for us not out of anything good or bad in another person. We do not love our enemies because we are attracted to them, but because God has poured his enemy-loving love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit whom he has given us (Romans 5:5).
[2] I Corinthians 13:4-7
[3] I Corinthians 13:1-3
[4] I Corinthians 13:8-13
[5] I Corinthians 12:31

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