Posts tagged with ‘Loving Others’

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4/6/18 IT’S EASY TO HATE AN ENEMY BUT IT COSTS TO LOVE HIM

by Barry Lovett
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“I say unto you that hear, love your enemies, do good to them who hate you.”  Luke 6:27. Our Lord’s command in this text calls for the highest form of discipleship and dedication.  Obeying it requires an unusual amount of grace.  Many Christians find it possible to tolerate an enemy, but to love him and […]

3/7/18 CHRISTIAN LOVE IS NOT MOTIVATED BY WHAT WE GET IN RETURN

by Barry Lovett
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“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32.  Christian love is not motivated by what we get in return.  It isn’t prompted by a desire for affection and praise, understandable as that may be.  No, the believer is under orders from […]

12/6/17 IT’S WHAT’S IN THE HEART THAT MATTERS

by Barry Lovett
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“From now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.”  II Corinthians 5:16 The first-century church, like ours today, was often fractured by divisions based on race, language, and culture.  Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus in Corinth to help them respond to those who were more concerned with outward appearance than with […]

11/29/17 ONE PROOF OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD IS OUR LOVE FOR OUR NEIGHBOR

by Barry Lovett
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“The love of Christ compels us.” I Corinthians 1:18-31 During the time of Jesus, the religious professionals were using their position to gain power and prestige for themselves, not to serve the people. Jesus didn’t choose those who were wise, mighty, or noble by human standards (I Corinthians 1:26). He sought those willing to follow […]