Pastor Dave Sarsons
February 19, 2018
SERMON: February 18th, 2018 “The Greatest of These is Love”
Today Pastor Dave began by speaking about Paul’s trip to Athens in Acts 17 and we see that the Word of God stood strong there at the Areopagus where Paul challenged the Epicureans and the Stoic’s idolatry. In Acts 17:22-32, we see that none could refute the Word of God. The Word is not just some 2000 year old piece of work – It is the irrefutable Word of our Father. In Romans 10:12-15, there is no distinction between Jew or Gentile; everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved! But how can this be, if they do not hear the Word – blessed are the feet that bring the gospel. We have to be prepared – we might have our own Areopagus to go to and in that we need to have love. Love trumps everything – yes, it is by faith from grace that we have been saved and it is the hope that comes from the character resulting from endurance of suffering (Romans 5:3-4), but if we have not love, then you have nothing (1 Corinthians 13:2). God’s Word is solid gold – and out of it comes our faith, then hope and then to share the love to the world.