Love Will Grow Cold

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 28, 2008
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Matthew 5:43-ff Neighbors are those near you; whereas, enemies are those distant and antagonistic to you.

Verse 44 Actively pray for your enemies.

Verse 45 Do not show partiality.

Verse 46 Even the worst people in society, those who use others for selfish gain, figure out how to love the ones who love them.

Verse 48 We are to love as God loves.

Luke 6:32-35 In order to do this, we must learn how to die to ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:10 and 11; Matthew 16:21-27 Peter loved the Lord Jesus and did not want him to suffer and die. Jesus had told Peter God's will, and Peter rejected it and embraced his own will. This is what I want!

Matthew 19:16-22 What must I do to have eternal life? Love your neighbor as yourself. In Mark 10, it says Jesus felt love for him and therefore told him what he needed to do. So, the great question becomes: "What does it mean to love your neighbor?"

Luke 10:25-37 The two great commandments are given. How do we love the unlovable? By having compassion. Offense must be replaced with compassion.

John 13:34 and 35 The new standard for love is to love as Jesus loved.

John 14:15-24 We love him by keeping his commandments.

John 15:9-17 We are to love as he did, and we do this by keeping the commandments.

Romans 5:5-8 The ability to love is given to us in a supernatural way with Christ in us.

Romans 13:8-10 We owe it to God to love one another.

1 John 4:7-21 We love Him because He loved us first.

Matthew 24:12 and 13 Love will grow cold. Because lawlessness multiplies, love grows cold. Sin makes the heart cold. We get lost in the darkness of selfishness and self-centeredness.

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