Summary: To be grounded in love is to be grounded in Christ and vice versa.
Grounded in Christ
March 15, 2009 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: To be grounded in love is to be grounded in Christ and vice versa.
Focus Passage: Ephesians 3:14-19
I. Love In the last days
a. People’s love will grow cold: Matt. 24:12
b. People will be lovers of self: II Tim 3:2
c. People will be lovers of money and pleasure: II Tim 3:4
II. Love God
a. Mat 22:37 And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.
i. There are a lot of people who say they love God, but don’t act like it.
b. John 14:15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments
i. Love your neighbor as yourself.
III. Love the Saints
a. John 13:35 “By this shall all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”
b. Hebrews 13:1 says “Let brotherly love continue.”
c. 1 John 4:21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also
IV. Love the Sinners
a. Mat 5:46 "For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
b. Mat 5:47 "If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?