“CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY: DOING WHO I AM”

IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE: I LOVE JESUS – PASTOR CHILDS

DECEMBER 8, 2019

TEXT: JOHN 8:42; 14:15, 21, 23, 24

TITLE: IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE: I LOVE JESUS

INTRODUCTION

A. Is love diminished when you have to ask for it?

B. Why?

C. Is genuine love what you say or what you do?

D. Why?

JESUS DID NOT TELL US TO LOVE HIM

A. Why?

B. Jesus did tell us to love the Father with our heart, mind, soul and strength

C. Jesus did tell us to love our neighbor as ourselves

D. Jesus did tell us to love one another as He has loved us

E. Why did Jesus not tell us to love Him?

ANSWER #1

A. Jesus told us to love the Father with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. Are we?

B. Jesus told us to love our neighbor as our self. Are we?

C. Jesus told us to love one another as He has loved us. Are we?

D. We may be saying it. However, are we doing it?

E. If Jesus told us to love the Father with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength (and some of us are not), and He told us to love our neighbor as our self (and some of us are not) and He told us to love one another as He has loved us (and some of us are not), Why would He tell us to love Him and expect that we would do it?

ANSWER #2

A. Jesus never told us, “Love Me” because He knew that we would just say it.

Rather, Jesus wants us to show Him that we love Him.

B. IF God were your Father, you would love Me (John 8:42)

C. IF you love Me, keep my commandments (John 14:15)

D. [IF] he/she who has My commandments and keeps them, is he/she who loves Me (John 14:21)

E. IF anyone loves me, he/she will keep My word… He/she who does not love Me does not keep My word (John 14:23, 24)

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE THAT I LOVE JESUS?

A. I Am Making the Commitment

B. I Am Making the Sacrifice

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