What Jesus Said – Love your enemies For the Christian, the guiding principle for any healthy conversation is Jesus’ encouragement to approach a person in love, that is, with their emotional and eternal well-being in mind. Scriptures: Romans 13:8-14; 1 John 3:11-18 Sermon Text: Matthew 5:43-48
Our society has morphed the definition of Love so that it is almost indecipherable from the real thing. Jesus was true love, and Paul defines what that love looks like. How can you show true love? Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
We look specifically at what God says about intimacy and purity and God’s design within the marriage relationship.
Many people were attracted to the early church because they saw the “love” that these people had for each other and the tangible ways they put this love in practice. What if the church still looked like that today?
without Jesus, we have no idea what love really is. Jesus shows us what real love—committed, unconditional, self-sacrificing love—is and through his sacrifice Jesus pours this love into our hearts.
Jesus lived radically. How did the Christians in Corinth live Jesus’ radical love in their lives? More importantly, how can we? 2 Corinthians 8:1-8
The answer to his rhetorical question teaches us about the importance of brotherly love. Who are my brothers and sisters anyway? Genesis 4
Pain and trouble cause many to feel that they will always be alone. God will never leave or forsake us. Deuteronomy 31:8
When individuals have been deeply hurt, it’s easy to start to think that no one really cares. But God holds them in his heart at all times. 1 Peter 5:7
Through his life and death Jesus taught us that God’s love is a self-sacrificing love that finds fulfillment in serving others. All we do in life is to be marked by this type of love. Sermon Text: John 15:9-17