How Big of a Deal Is Love?

April 10, 2021   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

All You Need Is Love
How Big of a Deal Is Love?

I. Introduction

A. I Corinthians 13:1-3 (NLT) 1If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. 3If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

II. “Shock Treatments” About Love

A. Love is a bigger deal to God than is!

1. I Corinthians 14:4a (NLT) A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally in the Lord.

2. The Corinthian church acted like speaking in tongues was the true mark of !

3. I Corinthians 13:1 (NLT) If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal.

B. God is more impressed by small acts of than He is by or great !

1. I Corinthians 13:2a (NLT) If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be?

C. Growing in love is preferable to demonstrating !

1. I Corinthians 13:2b (NLT) And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody.

2. “ is a dangerous thing if it’s not anchored in !”

3. Love is a that can be !

4. Loving people deeply is something we can !

D. Love surpasses vows of and even transcends !

1. I Corinthians 13:3 (NLT) If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

2. Do we have a bigger ?

III. Conclusion

 

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