Sermon Notes: Pastor Milton Vincent
September 2, 2012-Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church
Paul is teaching us how to do life to God’s Glory.
EIGHT WAYS TO SHOW AGAPE LOVE TO ONE ANOTHER (Part 2)
1. Let go of hypocrisy. (v. 9)
-Agape love strips us of hypocrisy.
2. Hate evil. (v. 9)
-Intolerant of evil.
-Not laughing at evil.
-Vehemently despise evil.
3. Cling to what is good. (v. 9)
-To mercy, grace, virtue.
-Habits and disciplines that enrich your relationship with God and others.
4. Be devoted to one another as family. (v. 10)
-The word here means “family affection”.
-Be devoted to one another with family affection/brotherly love.
-It’s not just an analogy. We are indeed family!
-The institution of family here on earth is a shadow pointing to the family of Christ.
-We are blood relatives. We are related by the blood of Christ.
5. Take the initiative in treating one another with honor. (v. 10-11)
-Honor = valuing as precious. Esteeming others.
-Seeing others as valuable. Christ died for them.
-Honor others before they honor you. Outdo one another in honoring one another.
-Don’t withhold honoring others because of their behavior. Don’t let their behavior dictate whether you obey God’s command to honor others.
We are the daily recipients of a Savior who honored us with His love before we honored Him. He didn’t wait for us to clean up our act before He honored us with His love.