Sermons on Love

Written On Your Heart Part 4

THE TWO TREES OF KNOWLEDGE In the Old Testament, God’s “Spirit” rested over the Ark of the Covenant; leading Israel out of the wilderness into God’s promises. The Ark of the Covenant symbolizes the heart of a believer. Jeremiah 31:33 (NLT) “This is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their…

Written On Your Heart Part 3

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT God’s law was never the standard for salvation. God’s law is the standard for personal freedom. Romans 13:8-10 (LBP) If you are loving others you are measuring up to the standard that God’s law has always been seeking . . . . If you really love, you will measure up to the whole law without even thinking about it. Jesus saves us, the Holy Spirit fills us, the Father’s love frees us. Romans 5:5 (CEV)…

Written On Your Heart Part 2

THE LAW OF FREEDOM Matthew 5:17 (NIV) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish [to do away with, deprive of force, annul, or discard] them but to fulfill them.” “Fulfill,” comes from the Greek root “plḗrēs” meaning, “being full of the presence of the Lord (and His provisions), to take possession of one’s heart, and to make complete in every particular.” Jesus didn’t come to remove God’s…

Written On Your Heart Part 1

THE TWO LAWS OF THE BIBLE Legalism abuses God’s law. It says, “Do this or God won’t love you.” A legalist’s favorite verse is: Psalm 7:11 (CEB) God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry at evil every single day. The legalist uses “God’s law” to manipulate and control others for personal gain. The verse they don’t want you to know is: Romans 3:23-25 (NLT) All have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God…

The Unforgiveness Trap

THE UNFORGIVENESS TRAP Satan will use small offenses to pull you away from relationships God has ordained. He will also use small offenses to remove your witness, especially from those who need it most. I DON’T CARE ANYMORE, I’M DONE 1. Distance. When is distancing appropriate? When someone is pulling you into sin. When is distancing not appropriate? When you take offense and refuse to walk in love. Matthew 18:15 (VOICE) This is what you do if one of your…

With Him, Without Him

WITH HIM, WITHOUT HIM Jesus died, was buried, and rose again so YOU could be WITH HIM always! 1 Peter 1:3 (NLT) All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation. Life is WAY better WITH Jesus! Romans 1:19-20 (LOVETT) The knowledge of God is readily discernible to the minds of all…

What Matters Most Part 3

OUR MISSION Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love [agape] may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. Matthew 28:18-20 (TLB) Jesus told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new…

What Matters Most Part 2

OUR LOVE WALK (GOD, SELF & PEOPLE) Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love [agape] may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. Only agape love can bring clarity to what matters most! Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT) “Teacher, which is the most important commandment.” Jesus replied, “’You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the…

The Lessons of Jacob Marley

THE LESSONS OF JACOB MARLEY 1. “I wear the chains I forged in life.” What we do here, determines our position there! Hebrews 9:27 (NET) People are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment. We’re either storing up treasure or we’re storing up judgment. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (TLB) For the living at least know that they will die! But the dead know nothing [about their future] . . . .Whatever they did in their lifetimes—loving, hating, envying—is long gone,…