Truth & Love

Truth & Love

the big idea:

This is the first segment in a number of sermon series that will clarify what Jesus really said concerning some of the most challenging topics today. This series On Truth and Love lays the foundation for good, solid communication. The series will address the issues that invariably sidetrack Christians when they seek to have healthy conversations about controversial topics. There is a lot of misunderstanding both inside and outside the church that only healthy conversations can begin to address.

“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’ But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander” (1 Peter 3:14-16).

Do Not Judge

Jesus teaches us to approach divergent views with an attitude of humility and the desire to understand where the other person is coming from. Then we can make judgments that are based solely on the basis of the Word of God without self-righteous hypocrisy. Sermon Text: Matthew 7:1-5

Love Your Enemies

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