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“Jesus' Love”

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Sermon Outline

If you had unlimited resources at your disposal, how would you treat your enemies?
Jesus Christ didn't respond to His enemies with hate, He responded with love.
Jesus is the only one who always and only wants what's best for us.

Matthew 5:43-48 NKJV ″You have heard that it was said, ′You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.′ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

1. Universal Love
God's love is indiscriminate
He loves everyone from their inception.
2. Redeeming Love
God's love is discriminate
He loves some based on their reception.

Receiving Christ involves exchanging our assumed goodness for His amazing grace!

In Conclusion:
Jesus' love FOR us enables us to love Him.
Jesus' love IN us empowers us to love others.