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1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” The greatest of all aspects of the Christian life is love. Love is to be at the foundation of all we do, all we are, and all we hold on to. If we focus on love and allow the Holy Spirit to strip everything else away, what will be left is a life of blessed simplicity rooted in face-to-face relationship with our heavenly Father. As we spend time this week looking at the simplicity of love, I pray that all the weighty, frivolous things of the world that rob you of an abundant life fall away in light of the glorious goodness of God’s unconditional and wholly available love for you.
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Reimagine what love looks like
Jesus summed up our purpose with two statements: love God and love people. Love is at the center of our Christian faith, but in this season of COVID-19, it can be more difficult than ever to experience it, much less live it out.
This is why we are launching volume 5 of our First15 Devotional Series, Love.
Within this 4-week journey, you will:
- Learn how to stand firm on God’s love in every circumstance.
- Receive lasting comfort in the goodness of God’s immense love for you.
- Find ways to love others out of the overflow of God’s love for you, even from a distance.
- Watch your faith come alive as you love God in word and deed.