"love" Tagged Sermons

"love" Tagged Sermons

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ANOTHERING: Start With Love

Handout 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
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All You Need Is Love

Handout 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the…

Take It Personally

Handout With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,     with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,     with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,     the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 8 He has told you, O man, what is good;     and what does the Lord require of you but…

The Restoration Principle

Handout   9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony…
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DESIGNED FOR HIS DEFENSE

Handout It is very common for businesses and organizations to have a written mission statement. The purpose of such statements is to reveal the purpose of that particular entity. A purpose statement gives direction. A purpose statement establishes objectives. A purpose statement indicates a reason for existence. God has revealed His purpose for His people in His proclaimed will. This series of lessons will explore God’s stated purposes for His people so that our lives will be lived on purpose.…

LOVE FOLLOWS

Sermon Handout The ultimate followers were the Israelites. For 40 years they followed God through the wilderness from Egypt to Canaan. In this morning’s lesson, we will examine the exodus account in an effort to determine what we can learn about following, and, in so doing, we will discover that following is related to love. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will…

Add Love

In today’s society the term “Christian” often gets used as an adjective. We have Christian music, Christian books, and Christian schools. However, in the Bible, the term “Christian” is never used as an adjective; it is always used as a noun. And what do nouns need in order to make sentences? Nouns need verbs, and the same is true of your discipleship. In other words, to be a Christian requires you to add some verbs to your faith. Today, we…

No More Excuses

Sermon Handout Why do we fail to launch? Or, to ask it another way, why do we fail to initiate our God-given mission? One reason might be because we have accepted the practice of excuse making. In this regard we are not unlike Moses who offered multiple excuses as to why he should not go to Egypt. Today, we will investigate God’s calling of Moses so that we might realize that there should be no more excuses. 10 Then Moses said…

You Are Chosen

Paul says in Ephesians 1:3 that God “has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” What do those spiritual blessings include? One spiritual blessing is that God “chose us.” Being chosen is the result of somebody intentionally setting their affection on you, and the Bible presents God’s love as something that was intentionally set on His people. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than through the life of the prophet Hosea. So, today we consider what we can learn about…