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Shirts!


40/7

Re:Love 2


Appetite


That's just the way he is…


Must...Buy…It!


She's always been like that…


2 Things:Love carries an eraserLove gives up control


But…Does love turn a blind eyeTo destructive behavior?


Does love leave peopleAs they are?


Is it, "Live and let live?"


Love encourages changeBecause love cares too muchTo let people remain broken


CreationFallRedemptionRestoration


God is…Jesus…is…?


Christ Jesus…who, being in very nature God…- Phil. 2:5


…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.- 2 Cor. 5:17


Does love leave peopleAs they are?


God is loveGod loves us just as we areGod loves us too muchto let us stay as we are


While walking by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen


And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”- Matt. 4:18-19


Change!


Change!What type?


It is impossible to commit to JesusAnd not be changed


It is impossible to be a follower of JesusAnd not be in the process of being changed


Morality-based Religion= I've arrived!The Faith= Only Jesus is Perfect


Immediate Change- Trajectory


"Boat Sleep" Rocks…


He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"- Matt. 4:40


He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"- Matt. 4:40Lepers, Unclean SpiritsHealing for a City Full of People


He's pointing outAreas needing growth("You're just scared-that's just the way you are…")


Love encourages changeBecause love cares too muchTo let people remain broken


Love engagesBecause love puts their needsAbove their wants


Word on the Street…?


“But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”


And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven


And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it


Is Jesus seeingWho Peter is at this very moment?Is Simon a "Rock" yet?


Jesus knows:1) Where Peter has come from


Jesus knows:1) Where Peter has come from2) Who he is right now


Jesus knows:1) Where Peter has come from2) Who he is right now3) What he can become as he follows by faith………..


And he calls himWhat he can becomeRather than who he is


What might that have Meant to Peter?


What God sees in youIs beyond anythingYou've ever seenIn yourself


Simon is called PeterAnd then…The Rock crumbles


From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.


And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you”Reprove, admonish, forbid


But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man”-Matt. 16:15-18, 21-23


The key to becomingThe Rock Jesus sees in himIs found in focusingOn the things of GodOver the things of man


Jesus calls himWho he isn't yetBut deals with himAs he is


Love encourages changeBecause love cares too muchTo let people remain broken


Love engagesBecause love puts their needsAbove their wants


3 Ways to View People…


- As I am right now - As they are - As they can be


- As I am right nowGives me the right to judge youFind you wantingAnd look down on youMost people


- As I am right nowMy strengths against your weakness


- As I am right nowMy areas of maturityAgainst your immaturity


Does nothingTo encourage change


- As they are- Understand and empathizeWith where you areAnd what you've experienced


- As they are- Gives graceAnd refuses to judgeFrom a position of superiority


- As they are- Recognizes that we are all BrokenJust in different ways


Gives grace…But does nothing to bringHealing and change


That's just the way he is…


She's always been like that…


Says that nothing can be doneJesus is a good teacherBut he doesn't change lives


- As they can be- Created by God and Loved right this moment


- As they can be- Potential to becomeAll that God created him/her to be


Gives Acceptance NowYet Understands:1) Where they've been


Gives Acceptance Now, yet Understands:2) In Christ, No One isLimited by their pastOr their present


Gives Acceptance Now, yet Understands: 3) I have a part to playIn helping them discover All that God created them to be


Love encourages changeBecause love cares too muchTo let people remain broken


Love engagesBecause love puts their needsAbove their wants


"From now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view"- 2 Cor. 5:16


"From now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view"- 2 Cor. 5:16- Eyes of faith- An unshakeable confidence in God's life-changing Power


- Simon? Peter!


Is he there yet?Will he be?


God loves you as you are…God loves you too muchTo let you stay that way(And we should, too!)


How?Power of our wordsStrength of our example


Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear- Eph. 4:29


…let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds...


Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- Heb. 10:24-15


Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness


Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ- Galatians 6:1-2


"I want to encourage youTo become all that God created you to be"- I'm not perfect- I see so much in you- I'm going to encourage God in your life……….


Love encourages changeBecause love cares too muchTo let people remain broken


It's OK to not be OKIt's not OK to stay that way…


Hope for every Relationship:- Jesus changes peopleFrom the Inside Out


Changes Everything:- Our relationship becomesa catalyst for growth rather than letting destructive actions continue for fear of being called "judgmental"


"Today, Lord- help me to see beyond my own arrogance and supposed growth…


Help me to see more than someone's story and history, though I do need to try to understand it…


Help me to see what people can become as they follow you fully. And make me an instrument of encouragement toward that as the other person allows"


As a Church:- It's always OK to not be OK- It's not OK to stay that way


As a Church:We want to be an instrumentOf God's love for real changeBecause that's Discipleship


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