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Sep 2017

Fruit of the Spirit | A Love Poem

Spoken Word Audio:

This spoken word piece on “Love” was written by Derek Porter and recited at Redemption Hill Church on Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

A Love Poem

The greatest of these is love
What is greater than love?
Your sin?
My mistakes
Their treason?
No
God is love, so by definition there is nothing greater,
super-ceding, superior
For now we see in a mirror dimly,
But then
Face to face.
Now we know in part;
But then
fully, surely, securely, satisfyingly
When I was a child, I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways,
Simon says, singing show tunes ostentatiously, BC
Love never ends, eternally
As for prophecies, they will pass away; satisfied
As for tongues, they will cease;
As for wisdom, it will pass away; silenced
But Love bears all
Believes all
Hopes all
Endures all
It does not insist on its own way;
It is not irritable or resentful;
It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
If I give away all
If I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love
I gain nothing.
If I have all prophetic powers,
Understand all
If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains,
And convince my kids to obey
But I don’t love
I am nothing.
Unless I abide in Christ, I can do nothing
He is all and all
In all
And for All of Us
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,
I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Shattering, screeching, shouting
But with Love, I am guaranteed of pardon
I promised to growth in holiness
because God lives in me
God has redeemed us
From psychotic sauntering and sulking in sins so tsnamis of super-sized suffering should be our satisfactory settlement, BUT
God Sovereignly sent his sole Son to save us and sanctify us yielding so much spiritual fruit
Amen

imagrs

2 Comments

Ben

September 25 2017 Reply

So grateful to the Lord for Derek’s talent, and his willingness to share it. Keep it up! Very encouraged by this.

Sis Turner

September 28 2017 Reply

Thank you Derek for sharing your gift and enlarging, expanding and exposing God’s Word.
Reading the exposition on the supremacy of Love was a true blessing.
Love eternally to you and your wife, Sis Turner

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