In his message from TGCW22, Irwyn Ince explores the characteristics of love described in 1 Corinthians 13 and explains how to abide in that kind of love.

Ince discusses the importance of love in relationships, specifically within the body of Christ, emphasizing the transformative power of God’s love, which changes self-centered individuals into self-sacrificial lovers of God and neighbor. He proposes that love isn’t based on likeness or attraction—instead, true love overcomes divisions and reconciles those who may have nothing in common except for Christ.

The hope for Christians is the full expression and experience of the love of God in and through Christ, which endures forever. There’s a day coming, Ince urges, when all doubts will be gone, and we’ll see love face-to-face in the person of Christ. Until then, focusing on Jesus and abiding in his love is how we endure life on this side of eternity.