“Agape” love is hard work? – Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Part 3

In the previous post, I mentioned that, Paul, the guy who wrote about the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, used the Greek word, agape, when he was referring to love. What is unique about agape love? Paul describes it much more in-depth in 1 Corinthians 13, which is often called “The Bible’s LoveContinue reading ““Agape” love is hard work? – Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Part 3″

For love to be love, it will cost you – Honest Advent Week 2, Part 4

I had a difficult time finding the picture above, the one with a man holding an umbrella for another guy. My difficulty didn’t have to do with the photo, but with the fact that I couldn’t figure out how to get the search algorithm to give me what I wanted. I use Unsplash for freeContinue reading “For love to be love, it will cost you – Honest Advent Week 2, Part 4”

Being Mystics in a Messed-up World

Last week, guest writer and teacher, Tony Blair introduced us to the idea of being Christian mystics.  And it is all about LOVE! Then on Sunday he visited and taught at Faith Church, and I can say without reservation that it was a powerful morning!  So many people expressed their appreciation for his interaction withContinue reading “Being Mystics in a Messed-up World”

Mystics in Love

Today we welcome a guest writer, Dr. Tony Blair, president of Evangelical Seminary.  We’re looking forward to this coming Sunday, March 8th, 2015, at Faith Church as Tony will be our guest teacher.  As he is also a pastor, we are quite grateful to his church Hosanna, for sharing him with us! Are you aContinue reading “Mystics in Love”

Google is confused about love! – 1st Corinthians 13

Google is confused about love. Is love a feeling or not?  I did an image search and found both answers!  So what is it?  When I love someone, I definitely feel something.  But I also know that those feelings can go away when that person is being difficult (not that I am ever difficult…).  ItContinue reading “Google is confused about love! – 1st Corinthians 13”

What is Love? – Our theme for Worship in the Park this Sunday!

What is love?  Do you know for certain?  There is a popular song that asks “What is love?” and then responds with “Baby, don’t hurt me.”  Though we don’t think of love as painful, another popular song echoes what many people have found to be true: “Love hurts.”  You might have experienced that in yourContinue reading “What is Love? – Our theme for Worship in the Park this Sunday!”

Follow up to Favorite Love Song

In preparation for the sermon on Sunday, I asked the question on this blog, “What is your favorite love song?”  There were so many great responses!  We heard of another church that put together a whole bunch of love songs, made a fun medley out of it, and we played the video during the sermon.Continue reading “Follow up to Favorite Love Song”