Presentation on theme: "Love Your Neighbor Matthew 22:39-40. 1 John 4:20-21 If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother."— Presentation transcript:
Love Your Neighbor Matthew 22:39-40
1 John 4:20-21 If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
What accompanies love? Passion Excitement Respect Caring attitude toward Protection Priority Time Service
a neighbor is anyone whom we would come in contact with or have a chance to meet on our journeys.
Matthew 7:12 So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets
Love is the Center of Christian Conduct The most referenced OT law in NT. – Lev. 19:18 (Matt. 5:43; 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Rom. 13:9; Gal.5:14; James 2:8) People will know you by your love. John 13:35 Christ loved us, and expect that love to go forward. John 13:34 It parallels salvation.
How Do I Love Better? Love God and let Him transform you. Realize that God created each person around us. Move from an idea to an action. 1 John 3:16-18By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the worlds goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does Gods love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Galatians 5:4-6 For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from Gods grace. But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.