1 Jn 5:3-4 this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commands are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith
1. Love is To Save Souls and Make Disciples
Matt 28:18-19 “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
The nature of soul winning and disciple making is the nature of sacrificial love, It is to give of my life so someone else can live
Jn 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Jn 13:34-35 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Gal 6:7,9 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 9 So let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
2. Love is Serving One Another - We love God by serving His Body
Gal 5:13-15 through love serve one another. Matt 20:26-28 it shall not be with you; for whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life so many could live.”
Job 35:11 if they obey and serve Him, they shall spend there days in prosperity, and their years (2016) in pleasure.
Matt 18:21 “Lord, how often shall I forgive my brother? Up to 490 times?”
Mk 11:23-25 I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. 25 “And when you’re praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you of your sins.
Our faith will not work properly without love
Gal 5:6 our faith is working through love.
1 Cor 13:2-3 though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing and my faith profits me nothing.
4. When Faith is working with love it becomes an unstoppable force
1 Cor 13:7-8 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. 8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends].
1 Pet 3:8-11 all of you should be of one mind. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. 10 For “If you want to enjoy your life and see many happy and great days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. 11 Turn away from evil and seek for peace, and work to maintain it.