Posts Tagged ‘ Love ’

VerseD: Ephesians 4:2-3

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:2-3, ESV

When the world sees the peace we strive for within the Church, they will want that same peace and love that we receive through the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: James 1:27

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:27, ESV

Religion is not inherently bad.
Neglecting loving our neighbors, especially the least of these, is.
One simple rule in two parts: Love God by loving others.

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

If we strive for our best life now, it means it only gets worse after we die (i.e. Hell).
Jesus calls us to be servants, yes, possibly even doormats if that is what it takes to show the love, grace, and mercy of God to this world.

VerseD: Psalm 113:3

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Psalm 113:3 ESV

Who loves us like our Creator and Redeemer? May we follow His example and give Him glory as we love others with His abiding, sacrificial love.

VerseD: Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Romans 12:10, ESV

We are not in a competition to be the best. We ought to be helping each other be our best in Christ through His love and grace flowing through us.

VerseD: Philippians 2:5

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5, ESV

This life is not about us. Life is about glorifying God and serving others with humble, sacrificial love.

VerseD: Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:5, ESV

We pray, seeking God.
We read Sripture, thinking about God.
We work diligently, obeying God.
We share His Gospel, loving God by loving others.

VerseD: Matthew 5:14

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:14, ESV

By the Holy Spirit, Christ – the Light of Man – lives and moves through us. We should be showing that light to our dark world through our love and good works that point all to glorify God.

VerseD: John 13:35

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:35, ESV

We may have disagreements within the Church, but we should still love each other, in Christ. This can help draw more people to Him.

VerseD: Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24‭-‬25, ESV

We meet in person to encourage each other in the Word of God, with love, and to share the Gospel and do good works to bring glory to God.