Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Encouragement Begins with Love

"Love begins when someone else's needs are more important than your own," Pastor Mike said. When we are the recipients of God's radical love, it melts the barriers away and we begin the process of becoming free to love one another.

Deep community is formed when we look not to our own interests, but consider others better than ourselves and serve them with humility. Why would we choose to live this way?

Because as God's children, we look most like our Father when we love and then give. For God so loved, then He gave...

The service of love will be a sacrifice of your time and energy. It will take you out of your comfort zone. But as the law of proportionality states, what you sow, you will grow; what you give you will get.

You will reap rich rewards of love and encouragement in return. Jesus said you will be blessed. Can you afford to live any other way?

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