Sermon: Love in Truth and Action
Theme: We commit our lives to living our faith over all of the distractions and empty alternatives.
Purpose: To commit to living our faith.
Scriptures: 1 John 3:16-24 Let us not just love in word but in truth and action. We live our love in the way we care for one another.
John 10:11-18 Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.
Questions: What does it mean for us to listen to the “Good Shepherd’s” voice? What difference does it mean for us that Jesus lays down his life for those who follow him? If Jesus leads through offering to sacrifice himself, what traits should those who seek to speak on Jesus’ behalf demonstrate? What does this say about many in our culture today who seek to demand conformity to religious rules? How does John’s instruction regarding love and confidence change our thinking about what it means to practice righteousness?