New Testament Lesson: I Corinthians 12:31b-13:13 (Love)
Gospel Lesson: Mark 12:28-34 (The Greatest Commandment)
The most distinguishing and essential trait of God is love. The Bible says “God is love.” God’s divine love for sinful mankind is beyond our ability to ever fully understand – it moved God to sacrifice His only Son Jesus to atone for our sins. It is our sinful tendency to define love by our own desires. But love finds its truest definition in the person of Jesus Christ. This divine love of God is the distinguishing mark of the Christian life and faith. God says the world will notice Christians for the way they love each other.