The Morgan Church Devotional

a pastor's thoughts about...uhm...stuff

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Location: Morgan, VT., United States

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Outline for 10/11 February 08

Producing a Loving, Active
Network of Believers
“In the GRIP of Love”

Because God loves, He is GIVING
Some verses to look up later:
1 Jn 3:16; 4:8-10; Jn 3:16 & 2 Cor 5:17; Phil 4:19
He also gives us trials: Jas 1 & Heb 12

Because God loves us, we can RESPOND in Love
We love because we are loved
We can only love to the degree we realize
how much we are loved
For a great story illustrating this see: Luke 7:36-50

People might get INSPIRED to seek God
if they see His love in us See 1 Jn 4:1-12 (esp v 12)
People look for God, but have trouble finding Him
We have the privilege of “showing Him” to people
INSPIRING and helping someone to seek God
is a wonderful feeling

Love is shared on PURPOSE & w/ PURPOSE
Jesus had a PLAN
He didn’t give in to temptation (Mt 4)
He didn’t give in to pressure (Jn 2:1-11)
He didn’t give in to feelings (Mt 26:36-46)
He didn’t give in to opposition (Mt 26:47-27:54)

Decide you will love with the Love God has given you
Commit verbally to someone that you will do so
Think about how you will show love to people
Follow thru with loving people

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