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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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Adultery Is Not ‘Authentic’

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Adultery Is Not ‘Authentic’

“This is the air all of us breathe. This is the vision of selfhood present in the world around us, and if you buy into this vision of selfhood, here’s how you will hear the seventh commandment: God’s asking me to be inauthentic. God’s asking me to deny my true self.” — Bob Thune

Text: Exodus 20:14

Preached: March 4, 2018

Location: Coram Deo Church, Omaha, Nebraska

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