Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekend Challenge: A Fish Out of Water: Loving People by Ravi Zacharias

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing."

- 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, ESV

With these words, Paul reminds us that we can master every apologetic argument, but still miss that which is most important.

In this message entitled, Fish Out of Water: Loving People, Dr. Ravi Zacharias re-visits the biblical story of Jonah and reminds us how much God does indeed care for those who are lost and how we can better love those whom we are sharing His truth with.

I encourage our readers to take the time to listen to this challenging message.

The audio and sermon outline can be found here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross


Anonymous said...

This message was powerful! A major reminder that we need to make sure our motive for apologetics is love for God and people. Let us pray we do not get to the point that Jonah did in that he was mad that God did not destroy Nineveh.

Chad said...

Hello Chasen,

Hey, it's about time! :-) Just kidding!

I also thought the message was powerful. We must remain close to Christ so that we are always reminded that our apologetic should exalt Him and help others see Him more clearly.

Chasen, great to see you on the blog and make sure you check out tomorrow's post. It deals with how to share our faith with others in a natural, comfortable, and caring manner.