David Hood begins this message with a look at 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 before exploring the questions, “What is love?”, “How do we recognize love?” and “Are we loving?” David first looks at some quotes from a worldly perspective before studying the biblical perspective, taking several Bible texts to prove his premise that love is the foundation, or core element, of Christianity.

Often, says David, we try to achieve the goal of loving others in our own strength, but that has no power. God gives us the love that we need. And unless we have this love in ever-increasing measure, we are not fulfilling what God wants us to do. David closes the message by emphasizing the truth that we must ask God for the grace, and everything else, that we need.

Sunday, 18th September, 2011

| Message ByDavid Hood