This Sunday I am preaching at Bartimaeus Baptist Temple and I’m going back to my favorite subject. I talk about it a lot, but this time I will try it from a different
and I hope more meaningful perspective. I don’t think there is another
word in the English language that is so abused. We love our spouses.
We love our families. We love our friends. We love our pets. We love
our stuff. we love good food. Some of us are even blessed that we
could say we love our jobs. Hopefully all of us here love Jesus. What
does that mean? We use the term so loosely that it’s hard to tell.
think that part of the word’s overuse is due to our tendency to
illustrate by exaggeration, but in so doing we have robbed it of its
meaning and power. The Greek language in which most of the new
testament was written used four different words where we have just one.
I hope that you’ll join me as we explore what love is together. In the
meantime, I’ll leave you with this thought from 1 John 4:10.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.