Dr. William Trice of Baton Rouge Louisiana tells about when a Louisiana State University professor began visiting his church. Dr. Trice then pulled out some of his best doctrinal sermons, presenting them in a superb manner in the hope of winning this choice church prospect into church membership. After about a month of such profound preaching aimed at this learned faculty member, the professor finally presented himself for church membership.
Later, after finally becoming better acquainted, Trice finally asked the prized catch, “Which of my sermons during that month persuaded you to unite with my church?” The professor, with a somewhat puzzled expression on his face, replied, “I don’t know what you are talking about. A little old lady in the back row of the church made me feel so much at home by telling me how much she missed me when I wasn’t there. That’s why I made this church my home.”
But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these
is love. I Corinthians 13:13