The Greatest Gift


Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30AM In-person & Online

Feb. 26, 2023

Faith, hope, and love: all three virtues possess eternal significance. But how is love raised to the greatest of three? This is true because of what we read in 1 John 4:8, “God is love.” Love is a property of God Himself, and only of God. Man’s natural expression of any kind of affection is a desire to protect and promote self—an internal focus. God’s love is outward focused. “For God so loved, He gave...” (John 3:16). God does not express faith in anyone or anything else. He is self-sufficient. God does not hope in anything. If God expressed hope, He would not be God. Love is the greatest virtue because God is the greatest. And true (genuine) love can only be experienced when we love Him with all our heart.