Make love your aim
Sermon / February 3, 2019

1 Corinthians 14:12b-20 This is an exciting day! Today we get to welcome a new Christian into our fellowship. And this is a wonderful time of year to do just that. We have just recently celebrated the birthday of Jesus, and his baptism, and his revelation to the world. Baptism is the sacrament of New Birth, that cleanses us from the stain of original sin, and regenerates us into the new life in Christ Jesus. In addition to the Baptism, I will seal our newest Christian with the Holy Spirit, and mark her as Christ’s own forever. The Spirit of Christ will come to dwell in her spirit, and her name will be written in the Book of Life. With the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ comes with the gifts of the Spirit. St. Paul addressed the Corinthians in the words we heard today from the 14th chapter of the first letter. The first verse of this chapter reads, “Make love your aim, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts…” When we make love our aim, in everything that we do, we do so in the Name of Christ. The Love of Christ is our guide. As we hear at…