“Loving God and Loving Others”

SPEAKER: Rob Harter

We all have preconceived ideas of who people are, whether good or bad, spiritual or not. In Matthew 7:15-20, Jesus tells us we will recognize followers of Jesus by the good fruit they produce. Not perfect fruit, just good fruit. What does this mean for us? If we are going to bear good fruit, we need to emphasize the importance of being loving through actions, not just words. As said by Augustine, “[Love] has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

HOMEWORK

This week, when you wake up each morning, pray this prayer: “God, I give myself fully to you so that you can use me to fully love others.” See what God does through you.

Book Recommendation:

“Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Gregory Boyle

Verse:

John 15:5

Primary text: Matthew 7:15-20
Other texts in this message: 1 John 4:1, Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13, 1 John 3:18, James 2:14-17, John 15:5

WORSHIP SONG LIST

Reckless Love Cory Asbury

One Thing Remains Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle, and Brian Johnson

King Of My Heart John Mark and Sarah McMillan

SEARCHABLE  CONTENT

Rob Harter, Inside Out, Loving God and Loving Others, 1 John 4:1, Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13, 1 John 3:18, James 2:14-17, John 15:5, Matthew 7:15-20, Give Yourself fully to God so that God can use you to fully love others

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