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Love:I will seek your best interestEven when you don't deserve itAnd it costs me greatly
Love:Not an emotionLawyer: Inherit eternal life?
Luke 10:25-37You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, andyour neighbor as yourself
"Greatdo it and you'll live"
"Who is my neighbor?"
"A priest, a Levite anda Samaritan go to Jericho"Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?
The one who showed him mercy
You go, and do likewiseJesus, "This is Love:Serve the needs ofThose who hate you
When it is dangerousInconvenient and expensive"Reflect Christ's love, right?Conditional or unconditional?
Reflect Christ's love, right?Conditional or unconditional?
What kind of loveDo you want shown to you?
Jesus says toGive what you want
Loveyour neighbor as yourself
What the conditionsOn your willingness to love?
Not to feel emotionBut to serve needs?"Serve the needs ofThose who hate you
When it is dangerousInconvenient and expensive"- JesusHill worth dying on
Unity:Christ's people coming togetherAround Christ's Purposes
While respecting each others'Differences
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace- Eph. 4:3Churches= no competition
People= respect convictionsNo clone-makingNo gossipingBar for disfellowship= highEnemy separatesGod unites
Truth attempts restorationBefore considering separationMost harmful to the churchIn all of history?Most helpful to the churchIn all of history
Encourage toward JesusUnity mindsetUnify around JesusYou want thisEver been in a churchWhere the tension is so thick
You don't even need the knife?
It's hard to judge you unworthy While washing your feetHill worth dying on
Faith:Taking God at his WordAnd trusting him for the resultsWithout faith, it is impossible to please God- Hebrews 11Largest checkbook speaks most?What's in the bank?
What God saysIf we can do it in our own strength, it's not a miracle
It's a management issueGod is glorifiedWhen he uses what isn'tTo do what can't
So that those who won'tAre caused to say He isHill worth dying on
Commitment:A decision of the willBacked by the integrityTo carry it out over time
Sign of maturityCommitted to:GodScripturesOne anotherNot-yetsAs they were going along the road, someone said to him, I will follow you wherever you go
And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his headTo another he said, Follow me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and bury my father
And Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of GodYet another said, I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home
Jesus said to him, No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God- Luke 9:57-62You want peopleTo follow through On their commitments
And not leave you hangingMaturity and discipleshipHill worth dying on
Freedom:The ability to be exactly who God made you to beTo follow your convictions Where the bible doesn't Specifically speaksome false believersinfiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves
We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you- Gal. 2:4-5It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery- Gal. 5:1When it makes us Uncomfortable
We baptize our discomfort inScriptural supportBut solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil- Hebrews 5:14You want freedomAndYou must give freedomParty refreshmentsHill we die on
Change:The willingness to follow GodEven when it means leavingThe comfort of what Im used to
Therefore, if anyone isin Christ, he isa new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come- 2 Cor. 5:17Holy Spirit= Spirit of change
New songNew natureNew heartNew kingdom and citizenshipFruit of the Spirit= GrowthLiving things grow and changeDead things don't
The moment we enshrine our comfort, we dieYou are hereBecause Layman changed
And we'll continue(Small Groups, anyone?)You are hereBecause Layman changed
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