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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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“God is declaring to everyone that he has won. That the rulers and the authorities do not have the last word. . . . The existence of the church is proof that God has won.” — Trevor Johnston

Text: Revelation 7:9–17

Preached: May 6, 2018

Location: All Saints’ Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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