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A. Love is the
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38. This is the
first and great commandment.
39. And the second
is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
John 14:15, 21,24
Vs.15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
21. He that hath
my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.
24. He that
loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not
mine, but the
Father's which sent me.
John 13:35 By
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to
John 15:12 This
is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
3:11,14,16-18 Vs.11 For this is the message that ye heard from the
we should love one another.
14. We know that
we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.
He that loveth not
his brother abideth in death.
perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we
ought to lay down
our lives for the brethren.
17. But whoso
hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up
his bowels of
compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18. My little
children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in
Love your enemies
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them
that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and
45. That ye may
be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his
sun to rise on the
evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46. For if ye
love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,
give him water to
The excellence of Love
13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not
it is not proud.
5. It is not
rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record
6. Love does not
delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7. It always
protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8. Love never
fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are
tongues, they will
be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. (NIV)
Love is the Royal Law
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth
fulfilled the law.
9. For this, Thou
shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not
bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other
commandment, it is
briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy
10. Love worketh
no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
6. God gave us his Love
Romans 5:5 And
hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad
in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
* As a child of God
and a citizen of his Kingdom; the Lord teaches us not to worry about the
things of this life, but to trust in God; who as our Father will meet our
need, as we seek him and his Kingdom ( Matthew 6:33-34 ). This involves
the subject of faith, which has many facets to it.
A. Faith as
trusting in Jesus for salvation
John 3:16 For
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of
9. Not of works,
lest any man should boast.
B. By faith in
Jesus we are justified
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our
Lord Jesus Christ:
C. By faith in
Jesus, His righteousness is ours
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by
the law and the prophets;
22. Even the
righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon
all them that
believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 4:3 For
what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted
unto him for
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of
the law, but that
which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God
D. Faith comes
by hearing Godís word
Romans 1:16 For
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God
unto salvation to
every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 10:17 So
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
E. A definition
Hebrews 11:1 Now
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
F. Living by
faith, a way of life
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul
shall have no
pleasure in him.
Romans 1:17 For
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it
is written, The
just shall live by faith.
G. Faith pleases
Hebrews 11:6 But
without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to
God must believe
that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
H. Walk by faith
2 Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
I. Two types of
1. Abrahamís faith
Vs.20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief;
but was strong
in faith, giving glory to God;
Vs.29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me,
believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
forgiveness for salvation
1. Based on
the blood of Christ
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many
remission of sins.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
to the riches of his grace;
on manís Repentance
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of
Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of
3. Based on
faith in Christ
Acts 10:43 To
him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever
him shall receive remission of sins.
forgiveness of a Christianís sins
Based on confessing our sins
1 John 1:9 If
we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and
cleanse us from
Based on our Advocate, Jesus Christ
1 John 2:1-2
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And
any man sin, we
have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2. And he is
the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the
of the whole
3. Based on
our forgiving others
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will
15. But if ye
forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke
him; and if he
repent, forgive him.
4. And if he
trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn
again to thee,
saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
21-35 Vs.21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall
my brother sin
against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have
against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
D. Examples of
Jesus forgiving his tormenters
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
And they parted
his raiment, and cast lots.
Steven asking God to forgive his murderers
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus,
60. And he
kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their
when he had said this, he fell asleep.
The Principle of:
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what
judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it
shall be measured to you again.
3. And why
beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not
the beam that is in thine own eye?
The judgment Jesus
is talking about in the above scripture, is one that comes from a self-righteous
attitude, this kind of judgment only tears down, it never builds up. Christians are not
to pass an unrighteous judgment, based on outward appearances. From time to time,
the leaders in the church may have to discipline a member, based on a righteous
judgment, for the good of the church.
In 1 Samuel ch.16,
Samuel is sent to the household of Jesse, to anoint the next king of Israel; when
Samuel sees Eliab, he thinks surely this must be Godís choice, based on Eliabís appearance
but God says in Vs.7 ď look not on his countenance, or on the height of his
stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for
man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heartĒ.
Righteous judgment within the church
1 CORINTHIANS 5:3-5
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged
already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this
4. In the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with
the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5. To deliver such
an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be
saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 CORINTHIANS 6: 1-4
Vs.2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if
the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest
ROMANS 14:13 Let
us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that
no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both
will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest
the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
4. The example
JOHN 8:3-11 And
the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and
when they had set her in the midst,
4. They say unto
him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5. Now Moses in the
law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6. This they said,
tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down,
and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7. So when they
continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is
without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8. And again he
stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9. And they which
heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one,
beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and
the woman standing in the midst.
10. When Jesus had
lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman,
where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11. She said, No
man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin
HOSEA 6:6 For I
desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt
The Principle of:
effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
For Answered prayer
1 JOHN 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
to his will, he heareth us:
15. And if we
know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the
petitions that we
desired of him.
1 JOHN 3:22 And
whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
JOHN 14:13 And
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified
in the Son.
JOHN 15:7 If
ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
and it shall be
done unto you.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall have them.
2 CHRONICLES 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2. Some answered
Of Moses Exodus
Of Hannah 1
Of Solomon 1
Of Elijah 1
Of Jehoshaphat 2
3. Prayer of
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing
that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in
ACTS 4:24 And
when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one
accord, and said,
Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea,
and all that in
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-21
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2. For kings, and
for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable
life in all
godliness and honesty.
Abraham of Sodom,
for Lotís sake - Genesis ch.18
Moses for Israel
- Exodus 32:32 Numbers 14:17 Deuteronomy 9:26
Samuel for Israel
- 1 Samuel 7:5
David for Israel
- 1 Chronicles 21:17
5. Hindrances to
1 PETER 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving
honour unto the
wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the
grace of life;
that your prayers be not hindered.
JAMES 1:6-7 But
let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a
wave of the sea
driven with the wind and tossed.
7. For let not
that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
JAMES 4:2-3 Ye
lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye
fight and war, yet
ye have not, because ye ask not.
3. Ye ask, and
receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your
The Principle of:
LUKE 6:38 Give,
and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and
and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same
measure that ye
mete withal it shall be measured to you
an attitude of the heart, that is willing to give not only material
possessions but ones very life
for the purpose and cause of the Lord Jesus.
1. The Promise
of the Lord
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive
shall inherit everlasting life.
2. Giving to the
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be
PROVERBS 22:9 He
that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his
bread to the poor.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his
eyes shall have
many a curse.
3. Giving to the
8:14-15 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance
may be a supply
for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your
want: that there
may be equality:
15. As it is
written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had
had no lack.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were
lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were
35. And laid them
down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every
man according as
he had need.
4. Giving to God
PROVERBS 3:9-10 Honour
the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all
10. So shall thy
barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat
in mine house,
and prove me now
herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows
of heaven, and
pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive
11. And I will
rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of
neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith
Lord of hosts.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
4. That thine
alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall
ROMANS 12:8 Or
he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with
that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
scriptures concerning giving
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of
thee turn not thou
9:6-7 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also
sparingly; and he
which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7. Every man
according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly,
of necessity: for
God loveth a cheerful giver.
1 TIMOTHY 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some
they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
LUKE 12:33 Sell
that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not
old, a treasure in
the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth
( See Matthew 6:19-34 Luke 12:15-21 parable of the
rich man )