By David Watson

Benchley, November 26, 2017

  • Ephesians 5:1-2
  • Demanding love
    • Mark 10:17-22 – Jesus makes a demand of the rich young ruler.
    • Matthew 10:32-33 – Jesus demands public loyalty.
    • Matthew 10:1, 7-8, 16, 22, 25, 28, 34; 11:1 – Jesus demanded much of his disciples.
  • Tough love
    • Matthew 23:37, 13-15 – Jesus told people what they needed to hear.
    • Acts 9:3-9, 15-16; 22:16 – Jesus showed tough love for Saul by blinding and scaring him.
    • We should not soften the word of God when we read it or teach it to others. Jesus did not do that and we shouldn’t either!
    • Romans 12:16
  • Unpopular love
    • Luke 7:36-50 – Jesus loved lowly people, even when it made Him unpopular.
    • Luke 7:22
  • Patient love
    • Matthew 14:30; 16:21-23 – Jesus loved Peter with patience.
    • John 13:8-10
    • Luke 22:31-32, 50-51, 60-62
    • John 21:19-22
    • Jesus loves us with a love that never gives up.
  • Sacrificial love
    • John 1:29; 10:11; 15:13
    • John 19:1-3, 16-18, 28 – Jesus loved us so much that He sacrificed Himself for us.
  • Personal love
    • Galatians 2:20 – Jesus gave Himself up for me.

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