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It’s All About Love

• Greg Boyd

Greg has been preaching on passion for the past month as a way of preparing us for the release of this passion of faith through spiritual disciplines and obedience to God in our lives. Today we were reminded that love is the power that validates any act of obedience or discipline that a Christian does. If we don’t have love, nothing else we do can have the impact God wants it to have.

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Greg has been preaching on passion for the past month as a way of preparing us for the release of this passion of faith through spiritual disciplines and obedience to God in our lives. Today we were reminded that love is the power that validates any act of obedience or discipline that a Christian does. If we don’t have love, nothing else we do can have the impact God wants it to have. In establishing this truth, Greg discussed the goal of creation as the context through which God is able to express perfect love to us. We then acknowledge that love for us, reflect that love back to God and extend it to others. All three of these movements are interrelated and necessarily entail each other. God ascribes infinite worth to us, we ascribe infinite worth back to God and we ascribe infinite worth to each other. The Church is set apart for this task in the world so that the world will see, by the radical contrast the Church should have with the culture, that Christ is the true expression of God’s love for the world. Ultimately this will result in the uniting of all things in Christ. Just as Christ is united with the Father, so we too are united with God in Christ and it is this unity that we invite the world to participate in as we bring the Good News to all people.

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Sermon Series: Love & the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil


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