Free to Love

Galatians 5: 13-18, 22-23 NIV                                                            

 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Leviticus 19:34

34 The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.

Matthew 25: 35-36  

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Ephesians 4: 31-32

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Romans 13:10

10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.                                                

Galatians 5:18 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.   

James 3:17

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.                                                                                    

Ephesians 4: 2-3

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.   

Colossians 3:14

14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.    

Comments

  1. Pastor Kerri,

    Thank you for such a powerful, common sense, full of God sermon!! My sister attends and has found her church. I see why!

    • We are so glad this messaged blessed you Ruth! May God bless you and continue to increase your understanding of His awesome love for you and the freedom we have in Him! Please join us in person or online anytime! You are welcome here!

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