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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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What Genesis 1 Is All About

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“By the end, he looks at everything he made and says, ‘It’s really good. This creation is really, really good.’ And what we learn is that when everything and everyone submits to the word of the King, it’s really good.” — Gary McQuinn

Text: Genesis 1:1–25

Preached: January 14, 2018

Location: Park Church, Denver, Colorado

You can listen to this episode of TGC Word of the Week here.

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