“Loving God and Loving Others“

Speaker: Rob Harter

Series: Inside Out

Primary text: Matthew 7:15-20

Speaker: Rob Harter
Series: Inside Out
Primary text: Matthew 7:15-20

Who you are when no one is looking is who you will eventually be when everyone is looking.

We all have preconceived ideas of who people are, whether good or bad, spiritual or not. In Matthew 7:15-20, Jesus tells us we will recognize followers of Jesus by the good fruit they produce. Not perfect fruit, just good fruit. What does this mean for us? If we are going to bear good fruit, we need to emphasize the importance of being loving through actions, not just words. As said by Augustine, “[Love] has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

Other texts in this message: 1 John 4:1, Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13, 1 John 3:18, James 2:14-17, John 15:5

Homework

This week, when you wake up each morning, pray this prayer: “God, I give myself fully to you so that you can use me to fully love others.” See what God does through you.

Book Recommendation:
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

Verse for the Week: John 15:5

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Worship Songs

Reckless Love
Cory Asbury

One Thing Remains
Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle, and Brian Johnson

King Of My Heart
John Mark and Sarah McMillan


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Rob Harter, Inside Out, Loving God and Loving Others, 1 John 4:1, Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13, 1 John 3:18, James 2:14-17, John 15:5, Matthew 7:15-20, Give Yourself fully to God so that God can use you to fully love others