Advent Day 6: Love

Weekly Challenge:
Reflect- Many of us love to hear Christmas songs on the radio. It just adds that extra pep
to November and December. Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey might have some awesome
Christmas music, but this week we want to challenge you to dive in and look at your favorite
Christmas Hymn. What is it really saying about Christ? What makes it so impactful?
Here are a few ideas of some Christmas Hymns:
 Silent Night
 O Holy Night
 Joy to the World

Sunday, December 6th

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong
or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not
have love, I gain nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV

When asked what the greatest commandments are, Jesus replies with the simple idea of
first loving God, and second loving your neighbor. As simple as it can seem, we often can get
tripped up by love. It is easy to perform simple acts of kindness. It might be easy to begrudgingly do a quick “act” of love without having any heart behind it. What is harder is truly having a heart full of love. This passage in Corinthians tell us there is no point in empty acts if we are going to do them without love. In this season where we are finding ourselves giving and volunteering more than usual, we want to challenge you to make sure you follow that up with a loving heart.

Ian Jeffries

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