Do You Love Me? Deacon/Lay Leader Joshua Justice 5 July 2015
#lovewins.... really? Just what is meant by that? What is "love" and how does it win? Win what? Hollywood and today's culture presses on us that love is just a matter of chemistry, a feeling alone, and that when those feelings control you, their brand of "love" is now supreme, and all other things must bow to it, thereby making lives run by feelings first the supreme method of deciding all choices. God defines love differently... Jesus asked Peter three times, "...do you love me?" He affirmed yes, three times, and yet he was pressed by the Lord to come to a deeper understanding that love is not a feeling, it is not a legal definition, but it is part of the character of God and is defined by His character. Yes, love wins, but not the way the governments of men say.... love wins when we sacrifice our wants for someone else's needs, love wins when we submit to the Lordship of Jesus the Christ, and love wins when we use His definition and apply it to our daily lives. Using the definitions man has twisted, and today's culture seems to demand, leads to an empty shadow of the truth, and then only the enemy wins........