Summary: Loving the difficult to love people in your life

The “UnLoveables”

“We love each other as a result of his loving us first” 1 John 4:19 NLT).

I. God loves the U .

“The LORD did not choose you and lavish his love on you because you were larger or greater than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! It was simply because the LORD loves you.” (Deut. 7:7-8 NLT)

“I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved.” (Rom. 9:25 MSG).

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. (Jer. 31:3 NLT).

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us” (I John 4:10 NIV).

II. We Should L the other UnLoveables

“We love each other as a result of his loving us first” (1 John 4:19 NLT).

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us” (Eph. 5:1-2 NIV)

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you” (Eph. 4:32 NIV).

“God showed how much he loved us by sending his only son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (John 4:9-10 NLT)

“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other” (1 John 4: 11 NLT).

Let’s rewrite 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Christ in _____ is patient, Christ in _____ is kind. Christ in _____ does not envy,

Christ in _____ does not boast, Christ in _____ is not proud. Christ in _____ is not

rude, Christ in _____ is not self-seeking, Christ in _____ is not easily angered, Christ in

_____ keeps no record of wrongs. Christ in _____ does not delight in evil but rejoices

with the truth. Christ in _____ always protects, always perseveres. Christ in _____ never fails.

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