Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Feb7ThuFebruary 7, 2019
“What's love got to do, got to do with it
What's love but a second hand emotion
What's love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken”
These lyrics from Tina Turner’s song, “what’s love got to do with it?” which was released WAY back in the 80’s (1984), was popular but WAY off the mark! Love is everything and it is more than an emotion - it is an act of the will. Humankind’s greatest need and greatest gift is love, and yes, hearts do get broken - even from those closest to you at times. The parable of the prodigal son is a great example of a father’s heart getting broken by a wayward son, but the father never quit loving him. Storge love is that kind of love. It is a family love, the bond among mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. It is a love that cannot be broken, even though the heart may be at times. From a biblical perspective it is the kind of love whereas the husband loves his wife just as Christ also loved the church. It is the love whereas the wife submits to her husband as to the Lord. It is the love where children obey their parents in the Lord and one in which they also honor their mother and father. It is the love whereas the fathers understand the greatest expression of love is bringing their children up in the training and admonition of the Lord! (cf. Ephesians 5:22-6: 1-4)
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13: 13) May our goal and prayer this year be “to know Jesus more clearly, to love Him more dearly, and to follow Him more nearly” and when we do, it is only then will we be equipped to love from a biblical perspective - “the fruit of the Spirit is love!”
With God’s help - lets learn to love well!
In His service,