By Pastor Ronald Vote
Wallace Bible Fellowship
I am convinced that there is a lack of love in our homes, churches and nation. Remember the song, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You”? Think about how true that really is. Are you lonely, does it seem like nobody cares?
God did not create us to live on our own. He created men and women and children to have fellowship with Him. Unfortunately, Satan and sin has produced separation, wars, and discord in many relationships.
God was so moved out of love to send his own son, Jesus, to pay our sin debt and bring reconciliation and restored relationships. How does this apply to our lives?
Remembering Christ’s Love
a. In Christianity, Jesus Christ offered himself to forgive our sins and take our judgment on the cross as a free gift to each one of us.
b. John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
c. What is the good news? God wants a love relationship with you. Are you willing to make time to invite Him into your life, thanking for His love and gift of salvation?
Keeping Yourself in
the Love of God
a.1 Peter 4:8 Amplified Bible (AMP) “Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others].”
b. Jude 21 “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
c. To walk in the light of God’s Word or God’s revealed will, God commands us to love one another. Love fellow believers with a divine kind of love.
1. John 15:17 “These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
2. John 15:9 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”
3. John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
Christian kindness is God’s love expressed in practical ways; it is intentionally sharing the love He has shown us. Our current relationship with God can be measured by how we express kindness, tenderness, and forgiveness to others. (Blackaby Study Bible, Pg. 1410)