Summary: Brotherly love
Let Brotherly Love Continue
December 11, 2011
I’ve been giving you a lot to chew on lately, and so I thought tonight I’d take it easy with a simple and encouraging sermon on brotherly love. You know, when you see a church that fights and squabbles all the time over everything you have to wonder if it’s really a church at all:
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another (I Thessalonians 4:9).
The Apostle believed and taught that brotherly love was a natural result of someone being taught by God. Love is a fruit of the Spirit, and when He is present we just can’t help ourselves can we?
There’s a great big difference between a group of people who are religious and a group of people who are redeemed, isn’t there? It’s as big as the difference between the people who truly call Christ Lord and the people who only give Him lip service.
Our main verse comes from Hebrews 13:1—
Let brotherly love continue.
Let’s begin here and think about what it means:
Brotherly love provides for basic needs
Brotherly love comforts in sorrow and rejoices in rejoicing
Brotherly love forgives all wrongs
Brotherly love refuses to harm each other
Brotherly love is united
Brotherly love is impartial
Brotherly love does not covet
Brotherly love hates evil
Close with I Corinthians 13:1-8