Honor VIII - "Love"


June 3, 2018 • Paul Barnard

Honor VIII Love *Intro*: Context of the chapters Prayer 1Co 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 1Co 13:2 And 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. 1Co 13:3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. *Our Purpose in the kingdom above all is Love* -What good is it if we do everything but don’t show love -The Lord wants us to be about others more than ourselves-music *Traits of Love* 1Co 13:4 Love is patient and kind;——People test patience. We must love through the failure of others love does not envy or boast; ——Love takes out the competition. Church is bad about this it is not arrogant 1Co 13:5 or rude.——Love is an attitude of selflessness-How is your attitude. It does not insist on its own way;——Love is not having control but releasing control for the sake of other it is not irritable or resentful;——Love is about controlling emotion for the sake of others 1Co 13:6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.——-we must through love hold others accountable 1Co 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. —Love covers a multitude of sin Dwa 13:8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1Co 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 1Co 13:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. -Church priorities tend to sway in the wrong direction (building, flowers, carpet) -Church planters struggle with a building as do most church people -We have to forgive and bear with others if we are true believers (John 13:35) *Conclusion:* 1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 1Co 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Co 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Love is a sign of maturity. Love your enemies- Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his friends Questions: What stood out in this sermon to you personally? Why is it so hard for us to see love in all situations? If love is greater than all gifts and service, then why have them? (to show love through them) Look back at verse 7 of chapter 13. What could he be saying? How can you grow through love this week?

8/13/20 - CR Faith Refocused

War XI - "Neighbor"

August 9, 2020 • Paul Barnard

Neighbor *Luk 10:25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Luk 10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”* *Luk 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”* *Luk 10:28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”* *Luk 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”* *Luk 10:30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.* *Luk 10:31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.* *Luk 10:32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.* *Luk 10:33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.* *Luk 10:34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.* *Luk 10:35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’* *Luk 10:36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”* *Luk 10:37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”* First dude- Priest- Busy busy busy with church work Second dude- Levite- Judged him- “prolly deserved it, wrong side of town” Third dude- Samaritan- Crossed racial and cultural lines, took time away from business and cared for his neighbor. We have been given a mandate to be the hands and feet of Jesus This mandate does not come with exceptions *Mat 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”* We have been given the keys to the kingdom not the church This is why people have become so disillusioned with the church No action to words. *1Jn 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.* *1Jn 3:19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;* *We have to change our posture before people will receive what we proclaim.*

8/06/20 - CR Faith Refocused