Jesus the Life! “Love as You Have Been Loved” 8.7.16 – Pastor Kassebaum

Jesus the Life! “Love as You Have Been Loved” 8.7.16 – Pastor Larry Kassebaum from Victory Lutheran Church Mesa AZ on Vimeo.

“Love as You Have Been Loved” – Matthew 5:43-48

More than a feeling

Not all loves are created equal.

The fact that love has to be commanded should make us aware that it will be difficult.

Luke 10:27

Reflecting God’s love

Sacrificial love will remind us we can’t give away what we don’t have.

What makes God’s love unique is the fact that it has no conditionsexceptions or stipulations.

1 John 4:10

Prepare to be amazed

Loving the unlovable/unloved will open your eyes to how God has loved you.

Expect to be amazed by the redemptive power of sacrificial love.

Hebrews 10:24

Study Questions:

1. What are some of the ways you think the world (songs, movies, poems, etc) has contributed to our misunderstanding of God’s command that we love one another as he has loved us?

2. Why do you think the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) is such a powerful way to illustrate God’s love?

3. How have you experienced what you would describe as unconditional/sacrificial love?

4. Reflect on a time when you think you showed unconditional/sacrificial love to someone else. How did you feel afterwards? What if any changes did you see in the other person?

5. What do you think might have been going through the mind of the Samaritan as he watched the priest and Levite pass by only to be helped by a person of a different race and faith?

6. What do you think was going through the mind of the Samaritan as he stopped to offer real assistance?

7. Where in your life do you need to hear God’s “command” to love?

2 Comments

  1. Larry Butler

    On Aug 13, 2016

    Certainly enjoy Pastor Larrys sermons while we are in Washington.

  2. eileen hernandez

    On Aug 23, 2016

    Hello Larry! Glad you enjoy listening to the sermons. We are in our monsoon season. Still quite hot. Gearing up for our busy season this fall. Look forward to having you back in October. Blessings and good health to you and Carol.

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