Friday, June 26, 2009

Born Again for Brotherly Love

When the good news about Jesus Christ takes hold of a man and does its work in his heart, God purifies and changes him at the core of his being. And one of the things that God intends to produce by this change is sincere brotherly love. God wants his people to love one another earnestly. The love of God's people for each other as brothers and sisters is a reflection of his own character in them. It is a distinguishing mark of true Christianity. It is a little bit of heaven in a lonely and fractured world. Do you know this kind of love? Do you practice it?

Songs
Come, Thou Almighty King (#63)
And Can It Be? (#335)
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (#249)
Jesus Loves Me (#719)
Let Us Love (#483)
Blessed Be the Tie that Binds (#219)

Scripture Reading
John 19

Sermon
Born Again for Brotherly Love - 1 Peter 1:22-25

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