Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sermon Outline: The Real Love Chapter

The Real Love Chapter or Love, according to Jesus

Luke 6:27-36




According to Christ the greatest commandments are:

We already have the greatest commandments in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 18:19

cf: Matthew 22:37-40 and Luke 10:27 and Mark 12:28-34


What would man be missing if there were no New Testament?

John 3:16;  Romans 5:8


“Love your neighbor” – the test that tends to make us doubt our salvation.

  • Mark 12:31 - And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
  • John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
  • I John 4:20 - If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
  • I John 3:22 - And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.


Greek words for LOVE: Agape, Phileo, Eros, Storge

Agape is the only one WITHOUT “bonding”


Read Text: Luke 6:27ff



  1. I Cor 13 describes attitudes, Luke shows it in action. If your kind of love does not result in this kind of behavior, it is not real love.
  2. Golden Rule
  3. Love is revolutionary and counter-culture
  4. Love involves sacrifice, you don’t love only if or when it is convenient
  5. Do what is good, not what is right.
  6. Do to undeserving, not deserving
  7. Love, Not because of reward, but as an expression of the character of God
  8. Love is not blind (overlooking faults), we love knowing fully well whom we are loving.
  9. Love is intelligent, with comprehension, purposeful
  10. May see nothing attractive in the one loved.
  11. Bestow blessing on the one loved and do him the highest good




    • Is this love to the point of spoiling or self-abuse?
    • Think of someone you hate or situations where you naturally demonstrate hatred or anger.  How does this message apply?
    • Whose children are you by the way you respond?

                                                              i.      Evil for good – devilish

                                                            ii.      Good for good – human

                                                          iii.      Good for evil - divine

    • Christian activism.  Is the conservative right known as a political party or are they known to be children of God? Why do the left-wing extremists react so angrily at the conservative right?
    • Judgmentalism: the opposite of love. Censoriousness – seeks to avoid self-examination by highlighting and condemning the faults of others.

                                                              i.      Worst possible construction on other peoples motives

                                                            ii.      Delight to pour cold water on their schemes and dreams

                                                          iii.      Ungenerous towards them when they make mistakes



Do you want to die happy/blessed? Die religious?

Do you want to live happy/blessed? Live religious?


Most personal problems stem from either the failure to love or the failure to be content.



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