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Embracing a Simpler Life in Light of Eternity

Oct 2, 2017

There is nothing, nothing in this world more purpose-saturated than love.

1 Corinthians 13 says it strongly,

“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:3, NIV)

If we have the most consistent cleaning schedule, with our lawn always manicured, home-cooked meals every night, and well-groomed children, and if we show hospitality to others, but do it for a reason other than love, it is utterly meaningless.

Because this world and all it holds is passing away.

Pride and personal glory are as fleeting as the flowers of the field, here today and gone tomorrow. But love, love tips the scales. When we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and when we love our spouse, child, friend, neighbor and enemy with an outflow of HIs love in us and allow it to fuel our actions, the simplest of tasks becomes the most gloriously significant.

Where there are beautiful homes, they will cease, where there the admiration of others, it will pass away, as one day very soon we stand before the judgement seat of Christ.

And then, “these three remain, faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Yes, your life has deep-rooted, rich, and abundant purpose, should you chose to embrace it. Don’t wait!

Join us as we talk about:

  • How do we find the motivation to do the tasks we dislike?
  • How do we make our lives count eternally, from the smallest breath to the grandest accomplishment?
  • What does it mean to receive God’s love for us, to live out of that endless well, and to discover eternal meaning as a result?
  • How do we create a resounding impact in the kingdom of God through our decisions, motivations and lives.

Be encouraged to start living an eternally significant life of love right this very moment.

Verses mentioned:

1 Corinthians 16:14, "Do everything in love."

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 "...If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Matthew 22:36-40 "...Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’..."

John 13:1 "...Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them to full extent of his love."

1 John 3:16 "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."

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