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The Business of Love – Sermon Seeds for the Church

Scriptures for Sunday, April 28, 2013

John 13:12-17, 34-35  and 1 Corinthians 131-3

As I read through the responses to my earlier question – what is the business of the church? – I considered what it was that linked all the responses together.  There were no wrong responses to the question, but the responses didn’t all fit into one neat category either.  So what links them together?  What underlies them?  What is it that motivates our need to come to be “refilled” on Sunday?  What spurs us to go out and share?  What connects us with those who have gone before?  It’s not enough to say “faith” or “God” or “the cross.”  We throw out those words so easily, we don’t often think about what we mean by them.  So is there something else that is more tangible that links our earlier responses together?

If you read the scriptures, you’ll see where I’m going – what if the business of the church was to become experts in love?  What if love is the linkage?  And if it is, what would the church look like if we became experts in love?  What does that mean?  What does that look like?  How does that challenge us?  What doors does that open for us?

Feel free to comment – I would love to hear your thoughts as I delve deeper into this in preparation for Sunday’s sermon.

~Rooted in Love
~Open to Grace
~Filled with Joy