Love Refreshed – Love the broken world
May 23, 2021
Fire… Let me not be separated from him forever. This is eternal life, that they know you, the one true God, and the one that you sent, Jesus Christ… Let me never be separated from him… Eternally in joy. – Blaise Pascal
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each person which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made know through Jesus Christ.”
2 Tim. 2:13 If f we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
God’s love is selfless
There is a responsibility to love in the family of faith
MT 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by people.
MT 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Salt needs to be useful
Light needs to be useful
We need to be helpful… To Whom?
Salt of the earth/ Light of the world
GE 12:2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
We need to be helpful to the world
We are to be helpful to the world for what purpose?
Matt. 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
We are to be useful to the world so they will be drawn to Jesus
Loving in Jesus’ name is not about coercion,
It is about connection to THE greatest gift
John 6:26-27 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you.”
Be helpful to your world, so others will be drawn to God
Giving with a God-Bless you
Mark 9:41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.
Pray into your calling
Romans 1:16 For I’m not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation
Help with an invitation