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Sermon Outline, April 15, 2018, “Love One Another”

Love One Another


John 13:34-35; I Corinthians 13:4-8a


Love demonstrates Commitment of the Will.

The Choice of the Will must surpass the choice of feelings!

~ Jeremiah 17:9          “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?


The Choice of the Will chooses Action!

~ John 15:12    “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.


~ John 15:17   This I command you, that you love one another.


~ Romans 12:10           Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;


~ I Peter 4:8    Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.


~ I John 4:7     Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.



Love demonstrates Commitment to Righteousness.

Love desires the Standard of Righteousness!

~ John 13:34   A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.


~ I Corinthians 13:6    does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;


~ Romans 12:17           Never pay back evil for evil to anyone.  Respect what is right in the sight of all men.


Love operates from the Standard of Righteousness.

~ James 4:17   Therefore, to one who knows the ]right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.


~ Luke 6:32-38           32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”



Love demonstrates Commitment to Relationships.

Commit to Selflessness.

~ Romans 12:10          Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;


~ I Corinthians 10:24               Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.


~ Philippians 2:3-4      Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.


Commit to Forgiveness.

~ Ephesians 4:32         Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.


Commit to Positive Thinking.

~ Philippians 1:6         For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.


~ Philippians 2:13       for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.


Commit to Faithfulness.

~ I Corinthians 10:13              No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.


~ II Timothy 2:13       If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

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