The Early Church: Love Changes the World-pt8

The Early Church: Love Changes the World-pt8


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Sermon Notes:

Main Point:   The early church showed us to Love others.   God’s Love through us will change the world.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • When the world sees Godly love through us, then the world is changed.
  • God is Love.  And as his servants we are God’s love to the world.

Scriptures on Love:

  • John 3:16.  For God so loved the world he sent His only Son.
  • 1 John 4:19.  We love because he first loved us.
  • 1 John 4:16.  God is Love.  Those that love are in God.
  • John 15:12.  Love one another as Christ loved you.
  • 1 Corinthians 16:14.  Do all things with Love
  • John 13:34-35.  Jesus emphasizes loving one another.  The world will know who belongs to Jesus by their love.
  • 1 Corinthians 13:13. Faith, Hope and Love.  Greatest of these is Love

Story of the prisoner that was going to commit suicide, but Love.

Acts 16:25-36.  Paul chooses to stay in Prison because of Love for a stranger.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • Paul is in prison for teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Paul and Silas prayed and sang praised to God in Prison
  • After an earthquake Paul did not flee because of Love
  • The prison guard new that Paul could have left and realized that he did not to spare his life.  Love
  • Once the prison guard witnessed unselfish Godly love, he and is who family was saved.  Love
  • Paul was set free because of Love.

Matthew 5:43-48.  Love your enemies.  True Godly love is perfection.  God is Love.

  • Jesus makes it clear that we should Love everyone.  Not just those that Love us because even the heathens do that.
  • And it is this real godly love in us that will change the world.  One soul at a time.
  • When the world sees Godly love through us, then the world is changed.

-1 Corinthians 13:4-5.  Love is patient.  Love is Kind. Etc.

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