15 Sermons: The Greatest of These is Love
God is love. The implications of this for the way we live are big.
If we are to grow in our love to one another, we must first experience being loved by Christ with a deep, unshakable love.
The most worthy of living, the least worthy of dying. This is the life Jesus gave for you—that you might live.
God loved us while we were enemies. God sacrificed his Son for us while we were enemies.
God might have rescued us, sacrificed for us, forgiven us, and not gone any further. But instead he took us into his family.
Of all the great things that Easter means, it also means this: it is a mighty "I meant it!" behind Jesus' death.
How does Christ's love for us turn into our love for others?
All of Scripture hangs on two great purposes: that God be loved with all our heart, and that we love each other as we love ourselves.
Loving God sustains us through all the joy and pain and perplexity and uncertainty of what loving our neighbor should be.
Becoming a child of God and being transformed on the inside precedes and enables love, not vice versa.
Jesus is calling us not just to do good things for our enemy; he is also calling us to WANT their best.
God intends for us not merely to do to others as we would have them do to us, but he wants us to feel toward other believers a certain way.
Without seeing Christ, the burden to show him to others becomes slave labor.
Is there something in your life that is hindering your fruitfulness in Christ—something that you need to die to?
We simply cannot love the way Paul describes until we die.