Love Does

Map-Palestine-Bodies-of-WaterOld timers (like myself) remember a song we once sang in church called, “There is a Sea.” It was only three verses long but was the basis for the lesson I taught this morning. The first verse talked about the Sea of Galilee which receives “the rippling rills and streams that spring from God or fall from cedared hill.” The verses continues to tell us that what that Sea receives it also gives sending the water flowing on. The second verse was about the Dead Sea and created quite a word picture. After receiving the water it refuses to give. Thus,

It’s Jordan stream now turned to brine
Lies heavy as molten lead
It’s dreadful name doth e’re proclaim
That sea is waste and dead.

The final verse points us to Christ that we might follow his example as one who, in the words of the Apostle Paul, “though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some pictures to illustrate the point. Something more powerful than a picture, however, is seeing one living the principle of giving what we have received.

The Lifeless Dead Sea

The Lifeless Dead Sea

The beautiful Sea of Galilee

The beautiful Sea of Galilee

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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2 Responses to “Love Does”

  1. avatar Thomas says:

    Great sermonette to kick off Impact Week 2013.

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