Welcome, friends, to Temple Baptist Church!
Pastor Bud Owen
Love is Forever!
“And now abideth faith, hope and charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love).” I Corinthians 13:13
What a light must have shone on the apostle's face as he concluded this exquisite idyll, this perfect poem of love (I Corinthians 13). The change in tone and rhythm must have caused his amanuensis to look suddenly up into his master's face, and lo! it was as the face of an angel when he exalted, “The greatest of these is love” (verse 13). Why is love greatest?
Because it crowns the other two, and includes them. Faith is the root; hope is the stem; love is the perfect flower. You may have faith without hope, and hope without love; but you cannot have love apart from faith and hope.
Because it is most like God. God's nature is not especially characterized by faith, because there is no uncertainty with His perfect knowledge; nor by hope, because there is no future to His eternal existence. But God is love, and to love is to resemble Him.
Because it will immeasurably outlast the other two. Human knowledge, at best but the spelling of babes, will vanish in the perfect light of heaven. Eloquence will seem like the lispings of infancy. Prophecies will have no place, because the future will be revealed. Faith and hope will be lost in realization. Only love is forever.
(This article was written by Frederick Brotherton Meyer — better known as F. B. Meyer — 1847 – 1929. A Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. The article was published in the devotional book, “NEW EVERY MORNING” compiled by Al Bryant.)
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Pastor Bud Owen
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- To Exalt the Savior!
- To Evanglize the Sinner!
- To Edify and Educate the Saint!
This is done through...
- Biblical Preaching and Teaching
- Christ-Centered and Christ-Honoring Music
- Love For and Fellowship with One Another
- Faithful Support of Missions
- Biblical Counseling
How do I become a Christian?
- Realize that you are lost and need a Savior and Jesus Christ is the Savior. (Romans 3:23 and 6:23)
- Recognize what God had done to remedy you lost condition. (Romans 5:8 and John 3:16)
- Repent; a willingness to turn from sin to the Savior. (Luke 13:3 and Acts 20:21)
- Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Personal Savior. (John 1:12)
God has provided in Christ Jesus the ONLY way of salvation...you must make the choice to receive God's salvation. Will you, right now, invite Jesus Christ to be your Savior?