3-Week Series: Double Blessing

Sermon Illustrations

> James 2:16 … and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?

It’s easy to talk about loving someone when it doesn’t cost you anything. My goodness, our politicians do it all the time. They talk about how much they love people and then prove it by taking some people’s money to give to other people. That’s not love, that’s politics. True love costs something. It may cost you:

a. Your Time – Good Samaritan, Jesus.

b. Your Possessions or Money – Good Samaritan. Master with steward who owed him money.

> Matthew 18:27 Then the master of that slave had compassion, released him, and forgave him the loan.

c. Your most loved things.

> Romans 5:8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!

Chet, giving up Bible that was a family gift to the Chinese translator in Beijing.