Sermon: “Called to Live By Love”
Theme: Christians show love by their actions which are without malice or deception so that they may demonstrate Christ’s presence to the world.
Purpose: The people will seek to be faithful and honest in their communications with one another and the world.
Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 We do not manipulate or seek approval but share the gospel from our hearts.
Matthew 22:34-36 The greatest commandment and submission to God.
If we are called to live by the one law of loving our neighbor as ourselves, then what is the source of all of the judgment and condemnation in the name of Christianity? How can we be completely honest and authentic in our witness of Christ’s love? In what ways are our own flaws, and weaknesses a part of the message of Christ’s love and acceptance? How do we learn to practice dependence on the love of Christ? What is different when our work and testimony is based solely on the love of Christ and trust in God?