BIBLICAL FATHERHOOD--THE GREAT NEED OF THE WORLD 7z-29) HE HAS A GENERATION MINDSET-- ROLE MODELING LOVE THAT IS THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY (1 Corinthians 12:31) continued. (Love Series STILL CONTINUING AFTER ALL!)

Men, there is no better way to serve the Lord, our family, our fellow Christians, and all others than through the love of God. All other ways, whether dramatic, heroic, sacrificial, expensive, sensational, or admirable, can never hold a candle to the true love of God demonstrated in Jesus Christ--His life, crucifixion, and resurrection on our behalf.

Not only is this love the MOST EXCELLENT WAY but it is also the MOST EXCELLENT LOVE. There are two main types of love expressed in the Greek in the New Testament. Agape love, which Paul accurately describes in 1 Corinthians 13, the love which gives and expects nothing in return.

The other kind of love is phileo love which means "to be a friend, have affection for, personal attachment." It is often called "brotherly love."

Men, the greatest and most excellent love is agape love where personal reward, acclamation, or honor is not even thought of. It is a pure love where you do not consider yourself, but only the object of your love. This is the most excellent love.

We must give this love our fullest attention. We must not be casual or half-hearted about this MOST EXCELLENT LOVE and MOST EXCELLENT WAY.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell


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