Resolved: To Love... Category

Resolved: To Love... Humbly

Have you ever been sharing an experience only to be ambushed by a "one upper?" You know what I am talking about. The person who loves to talk about how they have done this, that, or the other so much bigger, better, faster, etc. Paul addresses what is at the heart the one upper. While we may not always find ourselves bragging to others like the one upper, Paul shows us something that we share in common with them. What we will see is that it will get in the way of us loving others to have an impact for Christ....Read More

Resolved: To Love... Rejoicing with Others

Have you ever rooted against a sports team before? Most of us have. There are teams out there that we love to hate. We hate how successful they are all of the time. We hate how things seemingly fall into their laps. We hate how all the calls seem to go their way. We hate that they are simply not our team. Now, have you ever rooted against someone else? If we were honest with ourselves we have rooted just as hard against others as we have against a sport team at times. Envy is an ugly thing, but we all struggle with it. Paul tells us love and envy don't mix. If we are going to have an impact for Christ as Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 12:31 we are going to have to fight envy and jealousy in our hearts....Read More

Resolved: To Love... Kindly

Have you ever known someone who has a chip on their shoulder? Love bears some similar qualities to that... well sorta. As Paul continues to describe how to have an impact for Christ through love he tells us that love is kind. So what does it really mean to love someone kindly?...Read More

Resolved: To Love... Patiently

Paul told us that love is the "more excellent way" (1 Cor 12:31) to have an impact on others. What is Paul talking about when he uses the word love? It is a simple word, but it is a hard thing to live out. Paul gives us a great description of love starting with the idea of patience. How can we love others patiently?...Read More

Resolved: To Love.

It's that time again! New Year's Resolutions! How are you looking to grow this year? Have you started thinking through how you can increase your impact for Christ? What does it take to have the biggest impact for God possible? Paul has a profound, but simple answer for us as we think through 2011 resolutions....Read More