Sermon 06.26.11


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Sermon 06.26.11

  1. 1. Deuteronomy 1012And now, O Israel, what does the LORDyour God ask of you but to fear the LORDyour God, to walk in all his ways, to lovehim, to serve the LORD your God with allyour heart and with all your soul, 13 and toobserve the LORD’s commands anddecrees that I am giving you today for yourown good?
  2. 2. Deuteronomy 1014 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, eventhe highest heavens, the earth and everything init. 15 Yet the LORD set his affection on yourforefathers and loved them, and he chose you, theirdescendants, above all the nations, as it istoday. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and donot be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the LORD yourGod is God of gods and Lord of lords, the greatGod, mighty and awesome, who shows nopartiality and accepts no bribes.
  3. 3. Deuteronomy 1018 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. 19 Andyou are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselveswere aliens in Egypt. 20 Fear the LORD your God and servehim. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in hisname. 21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performedfor you those great and awesome wonders you saw withyour own eyes. 22 Your forefathers who went down intoEgypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God hasmade you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  4. 4. Deuteronomy 1018 He defends the cause of the fatherless andthe widow, and loves the alien, giving himfood and clothing.
  5. 5. Deuteronomy 1019 And you are to love those who are aliens,for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.
  6. 6. Leviticus 19:34 The alien living with you must be treated asone of your native-born. Love him as yourself,for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORDyour God.
  7. 7. Luke 5:31-3231Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthywho need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have notcome to call the righteous, but sinners torepentance.”
  8. 8. Luke 6:35-3635But love your enemies, do good to them,and lend to them without expecting to getanything back. Then your reward will begreat, and you will be sons of the Most High,because he is kind to the ungrateful andwicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father ismerciful.
  9. 9. Matthew 22:37-3837 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God withall your heart and with all your soul and withall your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatestcommandment. 39 And the second is like it:‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
  10. 10. Acts 1:88But you will receive power when the HolySpirit comes on you; and you will be mywitnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea andSamaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
  11. 11. Acts 2:4141Those who accepted his message werebaptized, and about three thousand wereadded to their number that day.
  12. 12. Acts 2:42-4742They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching andto the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and toprayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wondersand miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All thebelievers were together and had everything incommon. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gaveto anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued tomeet together in the temple courts. They broke bread intheir homes and ate together with glad and sincerehearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all thepeople. And the Lord added to their number daily thosewho were being saved.