Series: Jesus And Loving Others
Big Idea: The greatest commandment in Mark 12:30-31 can be summarized this way; "Love God, love people." We will look at some practical ways of expressing love towards others.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Message: Deny Yourself
Some of the greatest obstacles to loving other people are:
- Our limited perspectives ... loving people different than yourself
- Our limited understanding ... we judge others.
- Our own brokenness... our sin
- Our own hurts... our pain
Quote: "Loving others is putting their needs before your own and considering them in all you say and do. Love is sacrificial commitment to others."
Bob Goff: "Every act of selfless love is a declaration of faith."
And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice —the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.[b] 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
The key to loving other people the way Jesus does, is denying yourself, and putting others first.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018