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There is much discussion in our society about what Jesus said or didn't say as well as what He meant by what He said or didn't say. So how do we know who is right? We go straight to the source, HIS WORD! Journey with us in 2023 as we explore what Jesus said on a variety of topics and let's dig in together as we seek to understand, apply and live out all that "JESUS SAID".
Now, seemingly more than ever, the definition of love in our society is often changing. So, how do we determine what the definition is, or if a definition even exists? As Christians, we believe that God is love and as such, He alone defines what love is. Since Jesus is God in the flesh, what He says about love and how He models it is our standard. Join with us as we look at what “Jesus Said” about love, how He lived it out and how we are to respond, in our sermon series “You Shall Love”.
JESUS said, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have come not to bring peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34) This is tough, but it gets tougher. We need to prioritize JESUS, HIS kingdom and loving HIM more than loving others and even our own lives and comfort zones. The only way to do this is to trust HIM, truly commit our lives and loves to HIS leadership and trust HIM to give us the strength to do so. HE is worth it and HE is faithful.
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Discussion Questions -
1 - How can JESUS be the "Prince of Peace" and not "bring peace" all at the same time?
2 - Why is peace with others, sometimes so hard for a CHRIST follower?
3 - What are some differences between the "offense of the Cross" and being an offensive Christian?
4 - What are some everyday ways you can "take up your cross" and follow JESUS?
5 - In your own words what does it mean to lose your life for JESUS' sake?
Please take time to thank GOD for commanding us to love HIM and then to love others as ourselves...in this order.
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