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'love' Tagged Sermons

September 20, 2020 Sermon – Pursuing Change for Christ: Love

All this stuff, it sounds like it fits together pretty well.  But I wonder, does it sound like it’s consistent with the efforts being undertaken right now across our nation to pursue change?  If not, I would suggest there are far too many people pursuing change for something other than Christ, too many people pursuing change out of something other than love, too many people pursuing change that will result only in the continued in-breaking of the kingdom of people instead of the in-breaking of the kingdom of God.

August 23, 2020 Sermon – Pursuing Change for Christ: Philemon, Part 1

We live in an amazing and critical time.  We live in a time in which so many people are open to change, so many people are pursuing change.  This amazing and critical time, it can lead to something wonderful or it can lead to something disastrous.  And we – WE in the Church, we who follow Jesus –  we KNOW what will determine the course of this change; we know what will make the difference between disaster and wonderful.  We KNOW the answer is love.

What Love Has To Say About Partisan Politics

My friends, with regard to politics, haven’t we been doing what Jesus warned us against for too long?  Haven’t we been loving only those who agree with us and not our metaphorical enemies, meaning those on the other side of the aisle?  Isn’t it time for us to follow the example of God’s love, God’s preference even for sinners, so that we might show the world a better way?

They’ll Know We Are Christians

I don’t know about you, but I have a suspicion that if we start becoming known by the agape love we share with the world around us, if we start becoming known by agape love in the way we interact with one another and with EVERY other in the Grand Valley, the same kind of explosive growth that was characteristic of the first church as described in the book of Acts – great numbers being added to the Church each and every day – will be characteristic of the Church here in the Grand Valley of Colorado.

Love Your Neighbor

When I read Jesus’ greatest commandment, I hear Jesus saying we’re supposed to love God, we’re supposed to BE church, not exclusively or even mostly by gathering together for Sunday worship but MOSTLY but loving other people with actions that HELP them…the way Jesus spent his ministry loving people by helping them. So…First Christian Church, what can we do to love our neighbor?