Sermons about Love

We Can’t Choose Who to Love

Date: October 30, 2011 | Speaker:

Throughout history, people have always tried to relax the demands of God on their lives. Jesus said, “Forgive others,” and Peter asked, “How many times?” Jesus said, “Love your neighbor,” and the lawyer quickly replied, “Who is my neighbor?”… just to make sure he didn’t go to the trouble of loving anyone he absolutely didn’t have to. But because of the Gospel, we cannot choose who we want to love and who we don’t. We are all equal sinners in God’s eyes, and because of this, we can never again look down on anyone else.

Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel

Date: October 16, 2011 | Speaker:

We have not been given the option of having our lives changed by the Gospel and then doing nothing with it. Our salvation is not just for our benefit, but for the sake of others who do not know Christ. The Bible charges us with the staggering responsibility of living our lives in a manner “worthy” of the Gospel. But we will never be motivated to take the Gospel to others unless we have eyes that see the need, and hearts that break over the need. Once we ask God to truly open our eyes and break our heart for the need of the Gospel, our lives will never be the same again!

The Power of Friendship

Date: October 24, 2010 | Speaker:

Even though people have more ways to connect and communicate than at any other time in history, studies show that people feel less connected by real relationships than ever before. Loneliness has been called the new American epidemic. How many true friends do you have who will stick with you and point you to God in the tough times? Are you being that kind of friend to anyone else? Today’s message shows us the importance of friendship in helping us live a faithful and effective Christian life.

Can Love Really Last Forever?

Date: November 22, 2009 | Speaker:

Someone once said, “Falling in love requires a pulse… staying in love requires a plan.” With roughly 50 percent of all marriages ending in divorce, it is clear that “falling in love” is not enough to keep two people together forever. Do you have a plan to make sure your marriage ends up in the “right” 50 percent? We close this series with 3 key principles for a long, healthy, God-honoring marriage. In which of these areas are you currently doing well? Which do you and your spouse need to work on?

What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew

Date: November 8, 2009 | Speaker:

Ladies, do you know the 3 most devastating things you can do to your husband to tear him down and destroy his sense of manhood? Are you currently doing any of these things to him? If you begin working on these 3 areas, you will be absolutely amazed to see him become the husband you’ve always dreamed of, and he will gladly go to the ends of the earth for you!

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew

Date: November 1, 2009 | Speaker:

Men and women are different in so many ways, and because of these differences, problems and misunderstandings often arise between a husband and wife. 1 Peter 3:7 commands husbands to understand their wives by learning how she needs to be loved. If men would only take the time to love their wives like Christ loved the church, they would be amazed at the woman who emerges!

A Dislocated Heart

Date: August 30, 2009 | Speaker:

The Bible says that the heart of man, if left to its own devices, is deceitful and desperately wicked. For the most part, we live the vast majority of our life with our heart focused on our own needs, instead of being concerned about the needs of others. That’s why God wants us to have a “dislocated” heart — a heart that is more concerned with God’s agenda than with our own agenda. Have you left your comfort zone recently to meet someone else’s need and share the love of Christ with them? Do the things that break God’s heart break yours, too, even if they are outside your own personal world? If not, maybe you need to ask God to give you a dislocated heart!

Possessing the Land

Date: March 29, 2009 | Speaker:

God called the children of Israel out of Egypt for a specific mission — to go and possess the Land of Canaan. But because of their disobedience, they ended up wandering in circles for 40 years, missing the target. It is so easy for the church today to be caught up in busy work, thinking we’re making progress, but not really making any real progress at all because we’re not going where God wants us to go. Is there any “land” that God wants us to possess for His kingdom that we are failing to possess?

Getting a Broken Heart for People

Date: March 8, 2009 | Speaker:

Even with 20/20 vision, it is still possible to not “see” people like we really need to see them. How would it change our lives, our churches, and our communities if we could truly see people through the eyes of Jesus and have compassion for them like He did? This message challenges us to have eyes that see, a heart that breaks, and hands that reach.

Break Down Your Dividing Walls!

Date: November 9, 2008 | Speaker:

A dividing wall existed in the Temple in Jerusalem to keep the Gentiles out. Signs were posted warning them of the death penalty if they entered into the worship area. When Jesus died, He destroyed all dividing walls and allowed everyone to enter in by faith. And while churches today do not have literal dividing walls and warning signs, many “walls” still exist to keep certain people out. Are there any dividing walls you need to break down?

Remember What You Used to Be

Date: November 2, 2008 | Speaker:

Paul reminds the believers in Ephesus of what they used to be before Jesus came — without hope and without God in the world. Since they were all lost without Jesus, he warns them not to discriminate against others who are lost or who are different from them. This is a healthy reminder for our churches today!