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Love

Pastor Jim Huthmaker

 

 

You are what you think. Have you ever spent much time thinking about that. What you think about, what you spend time doing. You are what you think.

 

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

 

As a man, person thinks in their heart, that’s what they will turn out to be.

 

We must control what we think.

What does that have to do with love? It has a lot to do with love. Love is first and foremost. If we don’t love, we can’t do a whole lot.

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

 

Jesus loved everyone. It is an unconditional love.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 

 

Love is a commandment.

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 

Everyone likes to talk about the ten commandments. The ten commandments are great. They go way back into the old covenant but if you love, you are keeping all those commandments. You can take those down off the community buildings and just put love everyone and it would cover them all.

We should be walking in the love that Jesus has for us.

From time to time I speak with Christian couples who are having a difficult time in their relationship. The biggest issue tends to be love. When you don’t have love, you get dissension and you get strife and you get bitterness and these kind of things. They harbor and they fester and it just leads to, I hate to say this but a lot of times it leads to the fact that they can’t even live together anymore. They can’t deal with one another anymore and it leads to them parting ways. It is an absolute shame and it is simply because of love. That’s why it is so important to get in the Bible and understand the unconditional love that people should have for one another. That’s the agape kind of love, God's kind of love. What is the love that people have out in the world? The world kind of love is primarily known as the Greek word Eros. It is a sexual kind of love. I call it the Hollywood kind of love.  I don’t really keep up much with Hollywood but what do you see with Hollywood couples? You see them get together and they just love (carnally) one another and then they are getting a divorce a week later. That is the world’s kind of love and that is not the kind of love that God has for his people. You can’t love if you don’t know the love of God.

 

1 John 4:1-4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

 

We are his little children and have overcome them because greater is he that is you than he that is in the world. The greater one dwells inside of us and God is greater than the devil in this world.