LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy    ALL evil
HusbandFather of twin boysBloggerAuthorPodcasterStoryteller
If you could say one thing to theChurch in 2011 what would it be?
LOVEMORE.
LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy    ALL evil
LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy    ALL evil
Jesus said, "Love the Lord yourGod with all your passion andprayer and intelligence. This isthe most important, the first ...
But there is a second to setalongside it: Love others as wellas you love yourself. These twocommands are pegs; everythingi...
"Youre familiar with the oldwritten law, Love your friend,and its unwritten companion,Hate your enemy.
Im challenging that. Im tellingyou to love your enemies. Letthem bring out the best in you,not the worst.Matthew 5:33-34
“When someone gives you a hardtime, respond with the energiesof prayer, for then you areworking out of your true selves,yo...
This is what God does. He giveshis best - the sun to warm andthe rain to nourish-to everyone,regardless: the good and bad,...
Anybody can do that. If yousimply say hello to those whogreet you, do you expect amedal? Any run-of-the-mill sinnerdoes th...
"Let me give you a newcommand: Love one another. Inthe same way I loved you, youlove one another. This is howeveryone will...
“This is my command: Love oneanother the way I loved you. Thisis the very best way to love. Putyour life on the line for y...
LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy    ALL evil
Realize how much God loves YOURealize that God loves EVERYONEelse just as muchRealize that we GET to share thislove with t...
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
Where is the rub for you?When do you find it hardest to       love others?             • Hurt?           • Doctrine?      ...
LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy    ALL evil
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  1. 1. LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy ALL evil
  2. 2. HusbandFather of twin boysBloggerAuthorPodcasterStoryteller
  3. 3. If you could say one thing to theChurch in 2011 what would it be?
  4. 4. LOVEMORE.
  5. 5. LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy ALL evil
  6. 6. LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy ALL evil
  7. 7. Jesus said, "Love the Lord yourGod with all your passion andprayer and intelligence. This isthe most important, the first onany list.
  8. 8. But there is a second to setalongside it: Love others as wellas you love yourself. These twocommands are pegs; everythingin Gods Law and the Prophetshangs from them.“Matthew 22:37-40 (MSG)
  9. 9. "Youre familiar with the oldwritten law, Love your friend,and its unwritten companion,Hate your enemy.
  10. 10. Im challenging that. Im tellingyou to love your enemies. Letthem bring out the best in you,not the worst.Matthew 5:33-34
  11. 11. “When someone gives you a hardtime, respond with the energiesof prayer, for then you areworking out of your true selves,your God-created selves.
  12. 12. This is what God does. He giveshis best - the sun to warm andthe rain to nourish-to everyone,regardless: the good and bad, thenice and nasty. If all you do islove the lovable, do you expect abonus?
  13. 13. Anybody can do that. If yousimply say hello to those whogreet you, do you expect amedal? Any run-of-the-mill sinnerdoes that.”Matthew 5:44-46
  14. 14. "Let me give you a newcommand: Love one another. Inthe same way I loved you, youlove one another. This is howeveryone will recognize that youare my disciples - when they seethe love you have for each other.“John 13:34-35
  15. 15. “This is my command: Love oneanother the way I loved you. Thisis the very best way to love. Putyour life on the line for yourfriends.”John 15:12
  16. 16. LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy ALL evil
  17. 17. Realize how much God loves YOURealize that God loves EVERYONEelse just as muchRealize that we GET to share thislove with the worldGet to KNOW othersDESTROY labels
  18. 18. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  19. 19. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  20. 20. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  21. 21. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  22. 22. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  23. 23. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  24. 24. Photo by Jeremy Cowart – via CNN.com
  25. 25. Where is the rub for you?When do you find it hardest to love others? • Hurt? • Doctrine? • Nationalism? • Pride? • Politics? • Strangers? • _______?
  26. 26. LOVE is aWEAPON to destroy ALL evil

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