Quoting such famous theologians as Winnie the Pooh and Huey Lewis and the News, Pastor David Ball focuses this message on love. The Greeks used four different words to distinguish different aspects of love, while we have only one word and it does not capture the complexity of love. Our culture sees Eros love as preeminent -- romance to the point of obsession. This is a selfish love...what have you done for me... But the love attested to by Scripture is Agape love, sacrificial love. This world that loves romance desperately needs this transformational Agape love that comes from God.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- Isaiah 45:11-19
- 1 John 4:7-21
- John 15:9-17