Sermons on Loving Others
4 examples from Philippians 2 of people who put others' interests before their own.
What's new about Jesus' new commandment?
Christians are precious to each other when they feel deeply what they have been saved from.
What can we learn from how Paul sends his greetings?
If we are unmerciful, unforgiving people, if we hold grudges or cherish resentments or plan revenge, then what we are saying in effect to God is, "This is the way I prefer life to be."
The evidence of being indwelt by the Spirit of God is the experience of loving Jesus the way the Father loves him.
Don’t be a loner in the Christian life. God did not design it that way.
Christian kindness is not merely an external change of manners; it is an internal change of heart.
We simply cannot love the way Paul describes until we die.
Is there something in your life that is hindering your fruitfulness in Christ—something that you need to die to?
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.
Jesus is calling us not just to do good things for our enemy; he is also calling us to WANT their best.
Becoming a child of God and being transformed on the inside precedes and enables love, not vice versa.
Loving God sustains us through all the joy and pain and perplexity and uncertainty of what loving our neighbor should be.
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.
Serving and loving and helping and encouraging and supporting the saints is the way we show our love for the name of God.
Hate is the evidence of blindness to the light of God. Love is the evidence that sight has been given to the blind.
If we are true Christians we will want to show mercy to suffering people.
You can be a liberal hypocrite, and you can be fundamentalist hypocrite. But love is not that way.
God is love. The implications of this for the way we live are big.
Freedom flows forth in love just as surely as a bubbling spring flows forth in a mountain stream.