Love Defined

Love Defined Sermon Illustration

Love is a difficult concept to define and understand. Think of all the ways people use it in society: they love food, they love books, they love seasons, they love a certain color. In the movie Anchorman, some men ask their friend what love is like; Brick, trying to contribute something to the conversation, bursts out with, “I love lamp” (GIF here: While it is a silly scene, the context of it remains applicable to our discussion today. What is love? Jesus tells us to love one another (John 15:12); the Bible tells us we are to love God and to love our neighbors (Mark 12:29–31); Paul talks about what love is and isn’t (1 Corinthians 13) and even prays that the church comprehends God’s love (Ephesians 3:14–19). But in that same prayer, Paul states God’s love is infinite. How can you comprehend something that is infinite? That is the challenge before us today, to try to wrap our minds around an infinite concept: God’s love.