Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Love Like the Lord

What a great sermon again on Sunday. Thank you Lord for speaking to me though Pastor Dean!

God’s love is:

1 Unconditional (Rom. 5:5-11) He does not love us according to how “good” we are.

2 Sacrificial (Matt 9:36) He gave his only son to die for our sins that we could not pay for.
3 Steadfast (Psalm 136) His love for us will continue forever.

4 Seeking (Luke 15) He seeks us out, even when we have sinned or turned against Him. 

5 Sanctifying Proverbs (3:11-12) He does not let us wallow in our sin, redemption requires repentance.

We should strive to extend love to people in the same way that He does to us.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

When I start to think I’m a pretty loving person, I realize just how many areas within this verse that I still need to work on!

1 comment :

  1. Yay! So glad to see you back here! Love your posts! Hope you get your computer back soon! : -)
    Indeed, Sunday's sermon was awesome, both very encouraging (God's love) and challenging (to love like He does) at the same time! Such good verses to both meditate on and strive for!

    LOVE you sooo much!