Doing Flows from Being

The Bible commands good behavior BUT good behavior flows from good character (Matthew 7:17). Doing flows from being—keeping this order is very important IF you want to understand the gospel well AND deepen in your love/pursuit of Jesus.

Our affluent society is an afflicted society for lack of love. Just imagine how many marriages would be spared the heartbreak of separation of divorce if there were true love in the hearts of men and women! Think of what comfort and encouragement would brighten the lot of the poor, sick, lonely and sorrowing, if only there were more love in this world. Who can tell what new vitality would stir the church, and draw others into its fellowship, if there were real love among the professed followers of Christ? It is love we need—Christian love.

Affection Breeds Activity

As we abide and understand the love of God poured out in the gospel of Jesus our affections we’ll increase and we’ll exude God’s love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 12:17; Phillipians 2:4-11; Proverbs 25:28

Citizens of the Kingdom Reflect the King’s Love

The love we’re called to exude is a love that does patience, kindness and doesn’t do boasting or envy and doesn’t do arrogance.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4; Exodus 34:6; Romans 2:4, 11:22; Ephesians 4:32; James 4:1-2

Love In Action

Our Christian culture has been caught “on their heels” with regards to the issue of love.

We’ve not loved well. Loving others (Christians & non-Christians) is hard, inconvenient and a pressing task and yet Jesus said people will know we’re his followers by the love we show.

Christians typically think love is a feeling and/or attitude BUT love is love when it is manifested in action.