What a blessing for God’s people to know that He cares for us. Jesus assures us of God’s care in the Sermon on the Mount, and throughout Scripture there are multiple examples of God looking after his people.
We talk a lot about church attendance. We ought to know how important it is for Christians to gather together for worship. But it’s so much more than putting bodies in the seats. It is important that we understand that God has given us good reasons for wanting to come and worship Him. It’s all based in what He has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The entertainment industry thrives on love, but to the Christian it is so much more than what the rest of the world sees. Love is a choice, a choice to put others above oneself. Love is the reason that God gave us His Son, and he also demands love of us. Jesus said that the two great commandments in the Law are to love God and to love one’s neighbor.
In the wake of senseless violence that continues to plague our world, it is important for Christians to step back, to step away from the political discussions for a moment, and consider what the Bible says on the subject of violence. This lesson considers just a few things that we can glean from God’s Word.
Love is too important for a Christian to ignore. Love is emphasized as a required quality of God’s people throughout the Bible, and it is no different today than it was 2000 years ago. Christians are to walk in love. We are to walk in love because we have been loved. We are to love God with all that we are, and we are to love our neighbor as ourself.
Fathers are often not perfect. In fact, fathers often let their children down. Some even shun the responsibility entirely. But God is our Heavenly Father, and no matter what men may do or say to us in our lives, we can trust without a doubt that God will never let us down. He is our Wonderful Father.
Lesson Text: Matthew 5:43-48
Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount that while it may feel natural to us to only show love to those who love us in return, we are called upon to show love for everyone, even our enemies, just as God loves the good and the evil. In this lesson, we take a look at what Jesus means when he tells us to love our enemies. Grab a Bible and study with me.
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