To Love One Another

23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.”

NIV 1 John 3:23-24; KJV 1 John 3:23-24

God commanded us TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER! How many times do we see these same words in the Bible?! It is repeated over and over again! So, let’s LOVE before we criticize. Let’s LOVE before we accuse. Let’s LOVE before we gossip. Let’s LOVE before we judge. Love lifts up our hearts. When we love we are closer to God. When we love, we are fulfilling His commandments and He lives in us!

Read 1 John 3

Love

Sermons We See

Practice what you preach
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?” 

NIV James 2:14; KJV James 2:14

Practice what you preach!

Read James 2

Sermons We See

(By Edgar A. Guest)

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear;

And the best of all the preachers are those who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

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I soon can learn to do it if you’ll let me see it done;

I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.

And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons by observing what you do;

For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

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When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.

When a weaker brother stumbles and a strong one stays behind

Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me

To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.

And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today

Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.

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One good person teaches many, we believe what we behold;

One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.

Who stands with those of honor learns to hold their honor dear,

For right living speaks a language which to every one is clear.

Though an able speaker charms me with their eloquence, I say,

I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.

Friends of Jesus!

“12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.”

KJV John 15:12-17; NIV John 15:12-17

What an honor and privilege it is to be a friend of Jesus! He has chosen us and ordained us. May we never forget that. May we always walk with Him. May we always speak and live His Word. How great and amazing is His Love for us that He gave His own life so we can be free! How great is the truth that whatsoever we shall ask in HIS NAME, it will be given to us! Let’s always remember that! Don’t let anyone or anything tell you it’s impossible. IT IS THE TRUTH AND IT IS POSSIBLE!

Read John 15

Friends of Jesus

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