Where Does Love Lead Us?

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK TO VIEW LIVE OR FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. YOU MAY ALSO WATCH LIVE OR A REPLAY ON the DR. Greg SLOOP FACEBOOK PAGE. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO To THE WEBSITE, kcog.org, AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Love and Witness

Mark 12:29–31 (NKJV) 29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

IV. Love and Witness

  • Declare Who God Is
  • Show Others How to Live For Him Through Your Example and Witness to the Lost

A. Declare Who God Is

Romans 1:16–17 (NKJV). 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

  • Preach, Teach, Defend the Gospel
  • Live the Gospel
  • Love the Gospel

B. Show Others How to Live For Him Through Your Example and Witness to the Lost

James 2:14–20 (NKJV)14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

  • Live Righteously
  • Live Consistently
  • Look for Teachable/Reachable Moments
  • Share Your Testimony
  • Use Tools to Share the Gospel
  • Takeaway Thoughts
    • If you love God, you will witness for Him:
      • His Greatness
      • His Grace
      • His Gift to You
      • His Offer to Man
      • Your Hand, Heart, and Help to the Lost

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