Contributed on Sep 24, 2013
In this second sermon in the series, we explore the truth that God is love, and, therefore, love comes from God.
Introduction: A. I really like a letter that a little girl once wrote to God, it said: “Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all the people in the world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it. Nan” 1. It is hard to imagine how God can love every ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2013
In this sermon, we explore what love is and conclude that love is a decision and love is what we do.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a husband and wife, who had been married for many years and who were having dinner one night. 1. As they ate, the wife commented, “When we were first married, you took the small piece of meat and gave me the larger piece, but now you take the large one ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2013
We cannot obey Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself" until we learn how to love ourselves properly.
Introduction: A. I want to begin with two thought provoking questions: 1. Question #1: Do you love yourself? 2. Question #2: Should you love yourself? B. Do you remember Whitney Houston’s number one hit song called “Greatest Love of All”? 1. The chorus went like this: ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2013
In this sermon, we explore how to love others through kindness.
A. One day a minister who was a very kind man and loved to serve others noticed a young boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. 1. Because the boy was so little and the doorbell was so high, he couldn’t reach it. 2. After watching the boy’s efforts for a moment, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2013
In this sermon, we explore how to cultivate a love that is patient.
Introduction: A. One of my favorite stories about patience is the story told about the teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his boots. 1. She pulled and he pushed, but the boots still didn’t want to go on. a. When the second boot was finally on, she had worked ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2013
This sermon explores what Scripture says about love and forgiveness.
Introduction: A. I want to begin today’s sermon with a few cartoons to get us thinking about forgiveness and how difficult and confusing a subject it can be. 1. The first cartoon shows a wife saying to her husband, “Forgive you?...Sure I’ll forgive you…the moment I see ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2013
In this sermon, we explore the relationship between love and humility. The key to humble love is rightly viewing ourselves and rightly viewing others.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a teenager who regularly babysat for her minister’s 5 year-old daughter. 1. One of their favorite things to do when she babysat was to play the card game “Go Fish.” 2. One evening, after winning several games, the little 5 year-old kept ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2013
In this sermon we explore what it means that love is not rude.
A. I heard the story of a preacher, who was greeting people at the door after worship one Sunday. 1. As one of them left, he shook the minister’s hand, and said, ‘Thanks for the message. I would have to say that you are smarter than Einstein.” 2. Beaming with pride the minister ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
As we continue to learn to make love a way of life, in this sermon we learn how to have a love that is not selfish.
A. There’s a story told about a little boy and his sister who were riding a rocking horse together. 1. As you can imagine, it was a little crowded on that rocking horse with the two of them on it. 2. After a few minutes rocking like that, the little boy said, “If one of us would get ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2013
We learn that anger is an important emotion, and is a signal that something needs to be addressed. We also learn some strategies to help have a love that is not easily angered.
Introduction: A. The story is told of an elderly woman who was preparing to pull her expensive Cadillac into a parking space when a teenager cut her off and quickly stole her parking space. 1. The young man jumped out of his car and shouted, “Oh, to be young and fast!” 2. The ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2013
This is the last sermon in the series and focuses on learning to speak the truth in love.
A. There’s a story told of a four-year-old boy who came out of the bathroom screaming to his mother for help. 1. Startled, his mother ran to him asking, “What’s wrong?” 2. The little boy answered, “I dropped my toothbrush into the toilet.” 3. She calmed him ...read more