Posts tagged with ‘Loving Others’

5/13/22 LISTEN TO GOD’S HEART, THEN SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART TO OTHERS

by Barry Lovett

  “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light.” Matthew 10:27 People have some needs that are excruciatingly deep. We find ourselves in conversation at times with heartbroken friends and may feel at an utter loss to know what to say. Telling people what human teachers have taught us may have some impact on […]

4/27/22 THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR YOUR WORST ENEMY IS THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls.” Proverbs 24:17 If someone has repeatedly been hurtful to us, it is easy to give in to vindictive pleasure when they experience misfortune. Instead, we are to maintain an attitude of compassion and forgiveness, and trust God to bring justice in His way and in His time. Love for God […]

2/23/22 MAY WE NEVER BE THE BARRIER THAT BLOCKS ONE’S VIEW OF GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Love suffers long and is kind.” I Corinthians 13:4   Perhaps you are unable to see God in the people around you. Or perhaps you struggle to express love in a way that teaches people about God.  Knowing we are weak and needy people, God showed us what love is like. He sent His Son, Jesus […]

2/03/22 THE KEY TO GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS IS HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST

by Barry Lovett

“Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love.”  Philippians 2:2 The apostle Paul asks us to lovingly engage with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  In fact, He calls all of us to be “of one accord,” to look out “for the interests of others”.   Think about it. Jesus gave up His own prerogatives and privileges […]

1/10/22 FORGIVEN SINNERS KNOW LOVE AND SHOW LOVE

by Barry Lovett

“When he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”  Luke 15:20. Jesus’ parable about a young man who asked for and squandered his inheritance and then in humiliation returned home leaves us amazed at his father’s response. Instead of a lecture […]