Sunday Morning Podcast July 30, 2017. Bro. Andy Gallagher.
TEXT: ROMANS 3:10-12
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
In the beginning, there was no sin …but after came the fall of man, bringing sin upon all. None pleased God. But thank God for Jesus! For without His sacrifice of blood and giving His infinite love, redemption would have been impossible. Christ mission was great, but He conquered by love, and being selfless. Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. This is the golden rule. This is key in loving our neighbor. Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. All through God’s word we are instructed to love our neighbor. For if we truly want to see others saved, we will love and be kind to them. This is the only way to love a sinner, … through the love of God. For if you love not others, …you don’t love God, (1 John 4:8).
To properly love your neighbor, you must first respect and love yourself, (“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Matthew 22:39). A godly life will cause us to love others as we do our very own life. You must have extraordinary respect for yourself before you can respect others. And you respect yourself, because God made you. It all starts with God’s love. We are commanded to love. ” A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34
Treating others as we want to be treated. Loving as Christ has loved us!