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WHEN LOVE SPEAKS: 7 WORDS FROM THE CROSS
Pastor Joe Lay
March 24, 2019
Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother's sister Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to her, "Woman here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
--John 19:25-27 (NIV)
TO LOVE LIKE JESUS, I MUST...
1) I MUST CARE FOR MY FAMILY
Love pays attention
Honor your father and mother.
--Exodus 20:12 (NIV)
Love provides for needs
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
--1 Timothy 5:3-4 (NIV)
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
--1 Timothy 5:8 (NIV)
Love gives emotional support
Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.
--Proverbs 17:17 (MSG)
2) I MUST TREAT OTHER BELIEVERS AS MY FAMILY
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
--Romans 12:10 (NIV)
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
--Galatians 6:10 (NIV)
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
--Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
3) I MUST SEE OTHER'S PAIN WHEN I'M IN PAIN
In your relationships with one another, we have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
--Philippians 2:5 (NIV)
Therefore, since Christ suffered in His boy, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
--1 Peter 4:1 (NIV)
4) I MUST MEET OTHER'S NEEDS EVEN WHEN MINE AREN'T MET
Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?"
--Romans 15:2 (MSG)
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
--Romans 12:13 (NIV)