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A Christian is one who LOVES.

A Christian is one who LOVES.

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  1. A Study Of A Christian A Christian is one who LOVES.

  2. Love • Love is one of the most neglected things in the Lord’s Church today. • It has caused the Lord’s Church to go further and further away from God.

  3. Christian Church Membership in theUnited States: 1960-2002 NOTESChurches with 200,000 and over members in 2002-20041960 data reflects current religious organization(Mergers since 1960)

  4. Love For God

  5. Love for God Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shaltlove the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  6. Love for God Fear Thayer’s 1c) to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience

  7. Love for God Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

  8. Love for God Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  9. Love for God Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  10. Love for God Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  11. Love for God Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  12. Love for God Psalms 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Ways in which man SHOWS his love for God

  13. Love ForChrist

  14. Love for Christ John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  15. Love for Christ Thayer’s Defintion of Keep 1) to attend to carefully, take care of 1a) to guard What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  16. Love for Christ John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  17. Love for Christ John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  18. Love for Christ John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  19. Love for Christ Commands in which we need to take heed to: ALL OF THEM! What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  20. Love for Christ What does all this include: Discipline, Studying, Loving, Working, Understanding, Serving, Obeying, Evangelizing, Etc. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Him

  21. Love ForThe Brethren

  22. Love for Brethren One of the things that is causing the Church to Die is because of NO TRUE LOVE FOR THE BRETHREN! What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  23. Love for Brethren John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  24. Love for Brethren 1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  25. Love for Brethren 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  26. Love for Brethren 1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  27. Love for Brethren 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  28. Love for Brethren How can we show that we TRULY love our brethren? Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  29. Love for Brethren How can we show that we TRULY love our brethren? 2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  30. Love for Brethren How can we show that we TRULY love our brethren? Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  31. Love for Brethren How can we show that we TRULY love our brethren? 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. What Christ COMMANDS for us Loving Brethren

  32. Conclusion How can this Restore the NT Church Today? It all revolves around LOVE! God commands Man Loves Man Obeys

  33. How do we show Love for God? • Loving Him with all of our being. • Respect / Obey and keep His commandments. • Hunger and thirst after Righteousness. • Obey God rather than man. • Do the will of the Father. • Putting our Trust in God and leaving it there.

  34. How do we Love Christ? • Obeying His Commandments. • Keeping His Commandments. • Keeping the Words of Christ.

  35. Why should we Love our Brethren? • It distinguishes who His people are. • It is Commanded! • It shows we have changed from death to life. • It shows who really believes on Christ. • It shows if we really Love God. • To TRULY Bear the infirmities. • To TRULY Comfort the brethren. • To TRULY Restore a Brother. • To TRULY Discipline a Brother.

  36. Conclusion If not a Christian, Do you LOVE God? Hear His Word – Romans 10:17 Believe that Jesus is the Son of God – John 8:24 Repent of your sins – Luke 13:3 Confess the name of Jesus – Romans 10:9-10 Be Baptized in the blood of Christ – Acts 2:38 If a Christian, Have you LOST LOVE for God? Have you remained faithful? – Revelation 2:10