HOW TO BE A LOVING CHURCH

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Sep. 22

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HOW TO BE A LOVING CHURCH

Romans 12:9-16

Introduction:The missionary Paul moves from teaching about spiritual gifts to challenging us with spiritual fruit.Growing churches are congregations that live out the truth with love.How can we grow in love?

I.LOVING BEHAVIOR

A.Love’s ________________________ (v. 8)

1.Transparency and genuineness are important values to the younger generation.

2.The problem of _____________________________

B.Love’s Discernment (v. 9)

1.The difference between ____________________ and approval

2.Hate what is evil but not ____________________

C.Love’s ______________________________ (v. 10)

D.Love’s ______________________________ (v. 10)

1.Zeal and fervor

2.Patient/positive/prayerful

E.Love’s _____________________________ (v. 13)

II.LOVING CHARACTER

A.Person of _________________________(vv. 14, 16)

B.Person of _________________________ (vv. 15)

C.Person of _________________________ (v. 16)

Conclusion:The MESSAGE of the church is one of love; the MOTIVE of the church is love; the METHOD of the church is love.Love is something we can learn.It begins with experiencing God’s love for you, loving yourself, and being filled with God’s Spirit.