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The Power of Love
April 10, 2011
The Power of Love
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:15-17 NIV
Guest Speaker: Pastor John Snelgrove BIG IDEA FOR TODAY: __________ is the _________ through which we
Where does this come from? - It comes only as a ________ of _________.
We love because God first loved us.
1 John 4:19 NCV
We must be _________ with God’s love. As we are, God’s love will ___________ to all those we come in contact with. We see God’s love most clearly in ________ __________. Jesus lived in such a way as to show us how to _______ one another. He died for the _____________ of our ______ in order that we might be ______ to ______ _____ _________ in His name.
______ ____ is the ________ through which we pass from _____________ to ____________. 9
For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbour; love therefore is the fulfilment of the law. Romans 13:9-10 V________l + H_________l = the _______
pass from _____________ to ____________. 1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV 8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9For this, “You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10 NASB
The only thing we are allowed to continually owe is ________ ______ All of us are debtors to ______'___ _______ __________ is a debt one can never fully discharge. To love one another in the best sense of the word is not humanly possible; it can only come as a _________ of ________.
We must be __________ with God’s love. Love is giving for the world’s needs, Love is sharing as the Spirit leads, Love is caring when the world cries, Love is compassion with Christ like eyes. — Brandt
What does it mean to love one another? 1. It means to __________ and __________ others __________________. 2. It means to want what’s _________ for others as much as you want what’s
________ is the ________ through which we pass from ___________ to ___________.
_________ for you.
“You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” 3. It is to ___ _______ for each other in times of ______ and to ______ a helping hand, whatever the _______ may be.