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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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When You Can’t Buy What You Break

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When You Can't Buy What You Break

“The thing which has been broken through negligence or foolishness isn’t a pretty sculpture crafted by another human being; it’s God’s perfect law. So the question is, the question each of us have to ask God is: ‘What’s the bill? What do I owe you?’ And that’s what the guilt offering is about here. It’s about compensation.” — Adriel Sanchez

Text: Leviticus 5:14–6:7

Preached: October 21, 2018

Location:  North Park Presbyterian Church, San Diego, California

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