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Sermon: Amazing Love
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Size: 15.3 MB
Ruth: A Story of God’s Faithfulness
Ruth Chapter 3
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-2 (NIV)
What is love?
Today we have before us a picture of love. It is a picture of God’s love, God is the source and sum of true love.
To get a clearer understanding of love let us not glean among the tares of the world for our definition, but from the wheat itself of God’s love.
I. Love Provides Security
God is a great provider. If we will only look around us we can see His loving provisions.
In Christ God has provided each of us with His secure love. A love that we do not have to earn. A love that will keep us eternally secure.
Put on the love of Jesus Christ, for there you will find the greatest provision of security.
II. Love Submits and Obeys
Submit and obey, these are words that conjure up horrible thoughts among many today.
What we fail to understand is that in the field of loving security it is not a burden to submit and obey.
Ruth knows that a place of blessing is found in submission.
III. Love Gives and Receives
When love is received it continues to give.
Ruth was willing to give her life that she might receive life.
Love always gives and love always receives and in turn it will always give again.
If there is one quality of the Christian life that ought to out weigh and out shine all the others it is our love.
God loves you and when you know that you find His provisions. When you know God loves you, you can submit to Him in obedience. And when you receive God’s love you can give God’s love.
Ruth Chapter 4