Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Debt of Love

Rev. James Wong

1. The Debt Of Love 8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." 10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. ~Rom 13:8-10 (NIV)

* Mari and her puppies—The love between them.

1. The Debt To Love Your Family

“But if anyone does not take care of his relatives, especially the members of his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” ~1 Tim 5:8 (TEV)

2. The Debt To Love Your Friends

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your friends, hate your enemies.' ~Matt 5:43 (TEV)

46 Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that! 47 And if you speak only to your friends, have you done anything out of the ordinary? Even the pagans do that! ~Matt 5:46-47

3. The Debt To Love Your Enemies

44 “But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may become the sons of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil. … 48 You must be perfect — just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” ~Matt 5:43-48 (TEV)

4. The Debt To Love The Lost

9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." ~Luke 19:9-10 (NIV)

Invite a friend to the Alpha Introductory Dinner out of love

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