1 John 4.8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
The fallen world system has taken the sacred things of God and twisted their meanings. In the Greek language, there are two different words that are translated into the English word love. One is eros, and the other is agape. Eros is a physical, sensual kind of love. Within the context of marriage between a man and a woman, eros is by God’s design. But the vast majority of what the world calls love is lust and self-centered.
My time with you this morning is to remind you that real love is from God. The love that describes God is an unselfish kind of a love. It is an others centered, giving kind of a love. Eros on the other hand is a selfish, taking kind of “love.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to walk in the God kind of love. A love that reflects the person of Jesus Christ. Thus, the kind of love that is to be found in the church that is born of God is a giving kind of a love. A love that is generous and kind. A love that mis helpful. A love that is a giver, and not a taker. This kind of love comes from God and brings glory to Jesus Christ. This “God kind of love” is to inspire and motivate all that we do.
The highest expression of worship is a life that is filled with and demonstrates the love of God. This kind of love is shed abroad in our hearts as we abide in The True Vine, Jesus Christ. Which definition of love describes you, eros or agape?