Genuine Love

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on July 12, 2009
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1 Timothy 1:5 Genuine comes from a pure heart, good conscience, and sincere faith.

1 Samuel 16:7 God looks on the heart and is not hoodwinked by the outside.

1Chronciles 29:17-19 God tries the heart.

Matthew 23:25-28; 15:8 Hypocrites may fool others but never God

Ephesians 4:17-19 "Futility" is serving no useful purpose.

Ephesians 4:20-24 Put on the new self.

Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart see God.

Romans 12:1 God no longer requires a dead sacrifice, rather a living sacrifice. Sacrifices given due to compulsion, coercion, and/or unloving obligation have always been and continue to be repugnant to God.

12:2 We are foreigners, strangers, and pilgrims in our relationship to the world.

Proverbs 23:7 That which is in your heart is in your life. If our thinking conforms to this world, our lives will be conformed to this world. If our thinking is according to God's Word, our lives will be also. Life is determined from the inside out.

12:5 No one can do that which you can do. 1Corinthians 12:14-25

12:6 We cannot divorce loving God from loving our brother.

1John 2:9-11; 3:14-18; 4:10-12, 19-21

Romans 12:9 We are to have no hypocrisy or pretense, rather genuine love.

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