Sermons on Love
Sermon Scripture: Song of Solomon 2-3 Sermon Big Idea: If we can visualize and conceptualize being in God’s loving arms, parent’s loving arms, and finally the loving arms of our spouse, we will realize the relationship with God, family, and our spouse God wants for us. Song of Solomon 2 Visualize The only one for you – (2:1-3) The strength of your relationship – (2: 4-7) Being together forever – (2:8-17) Song of Solomon 3:1-5 Conceptualize Being together – (3:1) How COVID has affected us
Song of Solomon 1 Sermon Big Idea: True love starts in the courting process. The temptation for sex should be strong because our love is strong. When we wait it makes the goal that much sweeter. Love songs have memorable words. Complimentary words Words of familiarity Heartfelt words Matthew 12:34 Love songs have a synchronized harmony. Confidence in who God gave you Genesis 2:23 Being together Ecclesiastes 4:12 Love songs paint a moving picture. Pictures of honesty Pictures of desire How COVID has affected us
Luke 7:36-50 Mark 4:41 Luke 5:20-21 Luke 7:36-50 Simon questioned much He couldn’t be a prophet If He was holy He wouldn’t let her touch him The woman loved much Humbled herself Gave up her livelihood Covered up his embarrassment Matthew 2:18 – Polys (pa loos) Jesus forgives much Neither him who owed a little or a lot could repay She was one who we all would agree is a sinner Luke 7:49 Who is this man? He is the How COVID has affected us
Malachi 1:1-5 Questions I have Questions we all may have The book of Malachi is the only time we hear of Malachi Malachi may have followed Nehemiah in Jerusalem Written about post-exilic time for Israelites God loved Israel by choosing them to be his people. The calling of Abraham – Genesis 12 What does it mean that he “hated” Esau? Judah the son of promise – Revelation 5:5 God loved Israel by protecting them from enemy nations. Ishmael – Genesis How COVID has affected us
Romans 12:9-15:21 Marks of a Christian Matthew 22:36-40 John 13:35 John 3:16 Love each other (12:9-21; 13:8-14; 14:1-23; 15:1-7) With actions Without judgment With inaction Respect the laws of the land (13:1-7) With humility Without ignorance Preach the Gospel (15:8-21 and Isaiah 66:19; 2 Timothy 4:1-2) With words With new ears
Job 2-31 Sermon Big Idea: We need to surround ourselves with people who will speak truth in love. A good friend has your back His friends came to console him His friends came to wait in silence with him A good friend gives his/her ear His friends heard him out A good friend washes your feet His friends talked a lot but didn’t act much A good friend offers leadership His friends spoke from what they thought Notice you didn’t How COVID has affected us
three stories of God working in us Alex & Katheryn Hockin – Newlyweds share how God brought them togetherScott & Nick – Hear how God uses young people to change lives.Kari & Christine – New Christians allowing God to serve the children with joy through them.
Stand… Firm in truth (v. 1-12) Firm in love (v. 13-15) Firm in the Spirit (v. 16-26) Our behavior reflects whether we have chosen to live by the guide inside or the noise of the outside voice.
Ephesians 1:15-23 I love this church because… Our church loves Jesus Our church loves each other My prayer for our church is…(1 John 2:6 – If you say you abide in Him you ought to walk in the same manner in which he walked. 1 Corinthians 11:1 – be imitators of Paul as he imitates Christ) We will have a Spirit of wisdom That the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened Hope Inheritance Power Because… The church is where How COVID has affected us
You are…1 Cor 12:27-31 Together the body of Christ Individually members of the same body Appointed gifts to benefit the same body Without love, the church is…1 Cor 13 Without purpose Without value Without hope Position Attributes Responsibilities Time It’s time to discover your appointed PART, for the sake of the new soul Jesus is leading our way.