Love And Love In The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

Finally, Paul says, 'If there is any affection and compassion. ' Jesus said in Matthew 5 verse 7, 'Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. ' This indicates that a merciful heart is a sign of having received mercy. You are going to be merciful if you understand the mercy that you have been given. That is why Paul points us back so that we do not forget who we are in Christ and what He has done for us. It should be a continual reminder, daily reminder, which we have been given what we do not deserve. Because of this, we should be showing mercy, and love, and compassion toward others. That should be flowing from our lives on a daily basis because we have experienced the love, mercy, gratitude and grace of God. That should be pouring…show more content…
The gospel of Jesus Christ. That is our singular purpose in the church--to go and make disciples. To go and to share the gospel with every single creature. He says we are to be of the same mind. We are to have a common understanding and a genuine agreement on the gospel. How can we do that? It is by understanding and knowing God 's Word as the Holy Spirit works in us and through us.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:16, "For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ." We can know what Christ thinks on every subject, every matter, if we understand what the Bible says. So we need to know only teach the Bible, but we need to teach people how to study the Bible. That is lacking.
Illus: I just taught Sunday School on how to study the Bible. The class had Christians who had been Christians for a lengthy period of time. And there were questions regarding how to study the Bible was incredible. Not many people know how to study the Bible, or even read the Bible. How can we understand the mind of Christ if we don 't even understand what the Bible says?
If there is no understanding of the Word of God, we will not be of the same mind, we will not have the mind of Christ. As a result, there will be a lack of
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Verse 3: Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.
Don 't do anything from selfishness. This is the church today. Everything is about me. Give me what I want, let my desires be fulfilled, and if the church can 't do that then I am leaving. That is selfishness. Paul says don 't do anything with the purpose of being selfish. We see it all over the church today. Ministries because of what we want, we want to self exalt ourselves, self-promote ourselves, instead of doing it for the glory of God and for the sake of helping other people in the church.
God has gifted us, He has equipped for one purpose, and that is to use our gifts for the body. Not for me, I am not a teacher or want to be a pastor to glorify myself. I am there to serve the body of Christ. That is the purpose of a true shepherd. You see this in John 13 where Jesus gives us a great example of humility as he washed the disciples ' feet. He did not have to do that, He is Lord, He is God, but yet, He is not selfish, and demonstrates humility in such a profound
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