Spring Sermon Series – “All You Need Is Love”
Conflicts never end. In the newspaper, on TV and social media, or even at schools and shopping malls, there are so many stories of hatred in our world. All we need is love. As the Beatles sang one day, love is all we need, especially in this generation more now than ever before.
And Christ came for love, we believe. The 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians tells us about love in depth, so we call it “the love chapter.” What does it mean to love? How can we love one another, and how do we know when we do or don’t? This spring, Wesley invites all to our 5-week conversation on love. Let us talk about love in this world of division. Let us learn how to love as Jesus did. And let us love each other–like crazy. Come and join us, friends! You will love that you did!
April 18 – “Be Patient”
Patience is what is hard to find in this transient generation. Still, it is a key to the principle of love, as patience lays foundation to appreciate difference and its power. Being patient is not one of the ways to love. It is how we start to love one another.
April 25 – “Be Kind”
Kindness. Everyone knows it is important to be kind. Hence there’s no one who likes to be treated unkindly. We all speak of kindness, and think of kindness. But it is a completely different arena to act kindly.
May 2 – “Be Humble”
Holy Communion will be shared during services
Living in a context where competence is a virtue, being humble is often a great challenge in itself. Yet truly humility is a significant characteristic of love that Jesus modeled himself.
May 9 – “Be Open-Minded”
Love compels us to think from the perspective of others whom we love. Parents think of their children’s situation first. Spouses and friends consider their partner’s feelings before they do anything special. Is there love that is not open-minded? Well, definitely, no.
May 16 – “Be Truthful”
Love is truthful. And the truth leads us to love even more. Every good thing in this world is truthful, but love, especially, is based on the truth.