Since love is all around us especially during the month of February, Victory had a mini series on the most coveted thing in the world – LOVE. This is always timely & relevant. My main take aways: I can only love because God loved me first; & in finding my partner, he should love God first than me. Hope the below notes provide some few points on love for you too!
Getting to the matters of the heart
1 Cor 13:1-7
I– important: love is important than anything else; without love, there is nothing
D-definition: we are called to love the way God loves us
O-on & on & on: it should go on forever
Gal 5:22; john 15:5 – we can only manifest real, true love, we have to be connected to the branch (God) & rooted in God’s love
What is the heart truth of marriage?
1. God’s design for marriage
Between Male & female (v4)
“The husband brings the glory & beauty of the wife; the wife brings the strength of the husband.” – Pastor Glenn
2. God’s intent for marriage
Leave, cleave & unite (v5) – move out of parent’s home & be one with the spouse
3. God’s decree for marriage
Permanence of marriage (v6-8)
The enemy of marriage is not divorce or annulment but the hardness of heart
Divorce is not an option; fruits of the Spirit, humility & forgiveness is.
Reminder for wives & husbands:
A healthy marriage thrives at the foot of the Cross standing in God’s design, intent & decree