by Stan Coffey

Valentine's Day: Captured by Love
Stan Coffey
1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 14:1

I. Without love all I say is ineffective
II. Without love all I know is incomplete
III. Without love all I believe is insufficient
IV. Without love all I give is insignificant
V. Without love all I accomplish is inadequate

On Valentine's Day everybody may be talking about love but do most people really understand how important real love is-to a marriage-to a relationship-to the home-to the Christian life-even to the church! Paul writes to the Corinthian church and pretty much says that without love we are nothing.

Valentine's Day is a pagan holiday, but it is an opportunity for Christians to focus on what love is all about. We must remember that to live without love is not to live at all!

We are going to talk about what the bible says is the indispensable quality that every Christian must have if they are to be pleasing to the Lord. And as we preach these messages we are leading up to Valentine's Day and as we come to that time we are going to be having a love feast here, an agape feast, which means these are feasts that celebrate the love that Jesus has for us and the love that is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that we have for one another. And we are going to break the bread of the Lord's Supper together and the cup together and this will be the week following Valentine's Day. These messages will help to set the tone and help to communicate what I believe God would have us to be aware of right now during this time.

Now today I would like to begin by asking you to answer a question in your own mind and heart, if I were to ask you to complete this sentence, how would you complete it? ''My aim in live is...'' If you had to boil it down to one word, my aim in life is success, my aim in life is fame, my aim in life is approval, my aim in life is achievement, and my aim in life is wealth. What would it be if you had to say my aim in life is? You see you aim i ...

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