Sermon:
7 WAYS OF DEMONSTRATING THE LOVE OF GOD IN OUR LIVES


OUTLINE


1.PRECEPTS

2.PRAYER

3.PRAISE

4.PERSECUTION

5.PRESENTS

6.PHILANTHROPY

7.PROCLAMATION


THE MESSAGE


7 WAYS OF DEMONSTRATING THE LOVE OF GOD IN OUR LIVES



1.PRECEPTS

We demonstrate the love of God by obeying His precepts and commandments

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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Matthew 22:36-38

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'

This is the first and greatest commandment.



John 14:15, 21, 23

"If you love me, keep my commands.

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to

them."

Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.



1 John 5:1-3

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,



1 John 2:5-6

But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:

Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.




2. PRAYER

We demonstrate the love of God by spending time in His presence in prayer and in meditation of the word of God and by our love for the house of

God..

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the

work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,

but few things are needed--or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."



Psalm 42:1-2

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?



Psalm 27: 4,8

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD

and to seek him in his temple.

My heart says of you,