Presentation on theme: "Loving as Jesus loves – love is essential 1 Cor.13:1-3"— Presentation transcript:
1 Loving as Jesus loves – love is essential 1 Cor.13:1-3 1. God is Love – 1John4:8,16God gives of himselfa. He creates usb. He saves us- sacrificial act of love – John 3:16; 1John 3:16; 4:9,10- intimate relationship – Eph.5:31,32- secure/permanent relationship –Rom.8:35-39
2 c. God serves us 1. Assuring us of his love –Rom.5:5; 8:15,16 2. Equipping us to serve – 1Cor.12:4-6; 1Cor.12-14; Eph.4:1-16; 1Pet.4:10,113. Providing all we need- Our Shepherd – Ps.23; John 10- Cleansing us – Eph.5:25-27- Praying for us- Lk.22:31,32;Heb.7:24,25- Sharing his plans – John 15:15- Enabling us to do what is right-Rev.19:8;Phil.2:12,13
3 2. God’s people must love 1Cor.13 is about life in the Church a. Without love I am hollow – v.1b. Without love I am nothing – v.2c. Without love I achieve nothing – v.3Christ’s love must fill our hearts & motivate us – 2Cor.5:14,15
4 3. Practical steps a. Respond to God’s sacrificial love b. You owe a debt of love – Rom.13:81. Those in the Church- do you know them?- do you pray for them? Eph.3:16-19- pray & show love to 1 difficult person2. Those outside the Church- 1 difficult person, 1 person to “reach/teach”c. “Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus”-Rom.13:14
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