Happy New Year, Welcome 2010
Love God and Others from 1 John 4:7-21
A man is like a wolf, you can't trust a man, but concerning Christians they love each other even if we don't know each other. Our love for others can be found in one source and that is God.
It is hard to love as by nature we are self-seeking, Eros - shallow love, Phileo - brotherly love, Agape - unconditional love.
Do you love all believers? The perfect example is Jesus, even thou He was on the cross He said "forgive them for they don't know what the do"
The fruit of the spirit are Love, self-control, Grace, mercy
Anybody that says He love God but hate his brother is a liar.
To forgive those people who sins against us.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What makes not being fruitful in our Christian walk is not forgiving and forget. Not to talk about it anymore.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Never count sins of others as God forgive you.
If you Love one another they will see Jesus in us.
1 John 2:5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him
If you don't love one another ask yourself, did you truly received God?
Struggling is a good thing but if you keep on hating people then you will reap what you sow.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Peter and John were uneducated yet they have the boldness to share about Jesus!
Why? Because they have been with Jesus.
And God has mighty used them regardless of their personal/educational background.
God can use you too! Just make yourself available for Him and spend your time with Him. Be used by God today and always God Bless!