lunes, 14 de enero de 2013

STRIVE IN LOVE

Lerma, Wednesday, January 9, 2013STRIVE IN LOVE(Joshua 1:9) "Have I not commanded you be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.An ever-increasing love for God and others is the highest Christian conduct.(Leviticus 19:18,34) "18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. 34 As one born abroad ye shall dwell among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. "(Psalm 116:1,2) "1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications 2 Because he hath inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on all my days."(John 15:12,13) ​​"12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. "(Romans 5:1-8) "1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and perseverance, character, and experience, hope: 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God is shed into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For Christ, while we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man, someone might possibly dare to die for the good. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. "(1 Thessalonians 4:9) "But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you yourselves are taught of God to love one another";(1 John 3:1,17, 18) "1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 17 But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. "(1 John 4:8-10) "8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. "(1 John 5:1-3) "1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome. "
OUTLINEI. ACCEPT THE LOVE OF GODA. The gift of God's loveB. Greatness of God's loveII. Love GodA. With his whole beingB. With obedienceIII. Love othersA. As himselfB. As Christ lovedOBJECTIVE:Understand and accept the love of God and show His love to others.
INTRODUCTIONMany times we experience His love in our feelings, in the sense that we could say that we are indulging in the fervor of his love. But usually we recognize God's love for us in that the Lord has made. The Love Chapter (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) defines love as something that does not feel but something that is expressed in deeds.
The positive evidence of spiritual growth is to show others the love of Christ in our lives, not only those who are of the household of faith, but also the lost and helpless in the world.
Love is the greatest, because all other virtues have their origin in him. The eloquent witness amazing knowledge, much faith, good works, and even martyrdom are worthless without love (1 Corinthians 13:1-4) "1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, I have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, and I have no love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and I have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous, love does not boast, it is not proud. " God grant that, through this study, increase our desire to grow in love for God and others.
I. ACCEPT THE LOVE OF GOD (Romans 5:5-8) "5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For Christ, while we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man, someone might possibly dare to die for the good. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. "
Why people tend to be suspicious and fearful when you receive gifts?
Sometimes when someone wants to give a gift, the recipient hesitate to accept. We can think thoughts like this: "No one gives anything for nothing" "Nobody gives anything for nothing" and "Something is trying to achieve." No doubt there is some truth in the saying "do not get something for nothing and everything has a price".
EVEN MET WITH GOD THIS. God offers his love as a gift. We receive this gift when Jehovah God put in our faith and trust in Him, and as Paul said (Romans 5:5) "hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts." We consider as important as if we had done something great, and we must recognize that we put our hope in God because we were desperate.
Paul leaves no room for doubt as to our condition before we received the gift of God's love. We were "weak", "wicked" and "sinners" (V-6, 8) "6 For Christ, while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. " Lacked power to gain justification with God. The best we could offer in the way of righteousness is as "filthy rags" to God (Isaiah 64:6) "While we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind took us. " Each of us walked without God and had not hit the mark, and we were short of His glory (Romans 3:23) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
(Ephesians 2:1-10) "1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all had in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, the same as the other. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and also made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them "(Romans 5:8)" But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. " This marks a shift in those passages. Christ did not die for a righteous person, or even a good person who is kind and generous. He died for sinners. But God, knowing that the wages of sin is death, gave us the gift of his love, which is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23) "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. "
GREATNESS OF GOD'S LOVEThe greatness of the gift of God's love shown to his children who do receive that love. (1 John 3:1) "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." We find it totally strange idea that God loves us so much he wants to adopt us into his family.
SON OF GOD BEING INVOLVED benefits and responsibilitiesWhat are some of the advantages of being a child of God?The benefits: the direction of the Spirit, knowing God as "Father", the witness of the Spirit and being an heir of God and joint heirs with Christ.(Romans 8:14-17) "14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father! 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God. 17 And if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. "
What are some of the responsibilities of being a child of God?
(1 Peter 2:21-24) "21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who when He was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. " Speaking of Christ's example for us to follow "in his steps". We have a responsibility to suffer for Christ, consecrate ourselves to God and live righteously.
How can someone become a child of God?(John 1:12) says: "To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God." By faith we receive the gift of salvation and we become children of God see also (Ephesians 2:8-9) "8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God 9 Not of works, lest anyone should boast. "
The greatness of God's love is also in the provision of salvation by God. He sent Jesus Christ to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10) "In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning for our sins. " The word "propitiation" shows that a sacrifice made to meet the just requirements of God. God hates sin but loves the sinner, so that sent Christ to die for us.
God created man to have fellowship with Him But sin broke the relationship between man and God, man becoming an enemy of God. Paul had that in mind when he said that we were enemies of God. In his desire to restore good relations with us, God reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ's death (Romans 5:10) "In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. "
The Health of the Doctrine of Christ as man is to reach God. Christianity based on these teachings is different from any other religion supported by denominations based on doctrines of men who have risen to leaders that what they say is the law and put aside Jesus Christ who came to serve not to serve him and so Jesus has called servers only. In contrast, in the doctrine of Christ is the Lord God who takes the initiative to come to us. (John 3:16) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The greatness of the love of God is also seen in his desire to have life (1 John 4:9) "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only Son into the world, to live by him. " When man was created and placed in the garden, was the desire of Jehovah God us enjoying life and communion with Him But Adam chose to ignore the warning that God (Genesis 2:17) "the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. " Sin caused physical and spiritual death. God sent Jesus Christ into the world that we might have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10) "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly ".
Our life in Jesus Christ gives us the victory even physical death. The Christian's Hope includes the resurrection of the body. On that glorious day, the effects of sin will be destroyed forever and enjoy eternal life in the presence of the Lord (Revelation 21:22) "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb ".
God is love (1 John 4:8) "He who does not love does not know God, because God is love." Their nature, the greatness of his love and his character is acting in love (v. 10) "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him" . No wonder the Apostle Paul asked that we "may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge" ( Ephesians 3:18,19).
Love God with our whole being (Psalm 116:1,2, Mark 12:29,30)
In Psalm 116, the psalmist expresses his gratitude to God for having been saved from death. It is in response to God's answer to prayer he expresses his love of God (v. 1). He said he would invoke God and love while he lived (v. 2).
Not only do we love God with all our lives, we must love God with all that we are. Jesus approached one of the scribes, scribe, who asked what was the greatest commandment. Jesus' response came from (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). Confirms the unity of God and the relationship that Israel has with God as his covenant people. As the only true God, and thanks to his covenant, you must love wholeheartedly.Many are complicated trying to define what it means to love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Concentrate instead on what Jesus is saying here. We must love God with our whole being.
ObedientlyAll parents think that their children should love one another. Jehovah God expects those who love their children also love (1 John 5:1-2) "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that begotten of him. "It seems strange the statement in verse 2 "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." In the previous chapter, John hinted that it is impossible to love an invisible God without loving people with whom we have contact every day (1 John 4:20) "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen. "
We can not separate our relationship with God in the relationships we have with others. The way you treat your partner affect your relationship with God. And his relationship with God should affect the way you treat your partner. For example, when God has mercy on us, we ought to have of the other (Matthew 18:33) "Should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you? '. When we help a brother in need, we have served Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40) "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say to you, whatever you did for one of these my brethren, you did for me."
So John said, to show love to the children of God, we love God and keep His commandments. But there must be a grudging obedience through fear of punishment. This service is cheerful, with a strong desire to please God. To obey the commandments of God is not a burden (1 John 5:3) "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome."
Love others as oneself (Leviticus 19:18,34)Many struggle with the issue of love himself. We live in a culture that tends to be self-absorbed and selfish. We are taught to be selfish, even to the point of suicide and euthanasia. What is the balance between self-love and egotism? (Leviticus 19:18) states, "Love your neighbor as yourself." And verse 34 that extends to the treatment of aliens as a family. So we ask the question: "How do you love yourself without the extremes represented in our society?"
First, you will love yourself as someone created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them." After original sin, the image of God, though damaged, is still in us (Genesis 9:6) "Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man."Second, you love yourself as someone who has value because God has a purpose and a plan for your life (Jeremiah 1:5) "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I sanctified I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. " The (Psalm 139:16) states: "Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book were all written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was of them."Third, you love yourself as someone for whom Christ died. God thought you were worth the sacrifice of His only Son.
All the commandments of God concerning the way it has to treat others summarized in this one commandment: "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18). (Romans 13:10) declares: "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore compliance with the law is love."
The practice of forgiveness is one way we express that love to others. We must not take revenge or bear a grudge (Leviticus 19:18). We must keep a proper perspective on our relationships with others. (Colossians 3:13) reminds us another perspective to consider. "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another ... For as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."
Another expression of love your neighbor as yourself is in the treat equally to all people (Leviticus 19:34) "as one born abroad with you shall dwell among you, and you shall love him as yourself for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. " In the parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus taught that the neighbor is showing mercy and compassion to those in need (Luke 10:30-37). Discrimination, treating people differently because they are different from us, not to be practice of God's people. The Israelites learned through their experiences in Egypt what was being mistreated. This was not only a first for the Israelites in the Old Testament. Jesus applied it to us when he gave us the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the Law and the Prophets ".
AS JESUS ​​LOVEDA popular Christian theme that began in the late nineties is the question "What would Jesus do?" Jesus Christ is the supreme example of what it means to love others. Jesus commanded his disciples (John 15:12) "[Love] one another, as I have loved you."
Jesus continued his conversation with the observation that the greatest act of love is to give his life for a friend (John 15:13) "Enter by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the road that leads to the destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. " The essence of that is to die for the sake of another. But what if it meant the sacrifice of ambitions, plans and personal interests? Are we willing to suffer discomfort from a friend? Are we willing to sacrifice for others to be blessed? Christ did all that for us, and we can not do less for others.The apostle John in his first epistle used the example of Christ (1 John 3:16). He invited his readers to consider whether the love of Christ can be in them if you do not help a brother in need when they can help (v. 17).What do you think is meant by the term "closes his heart against him"?We consider the heart as the center of our feelings. The expression indicates not having mercy, not attend to needy brother.John advised the faithful to practice works of love, not just talk about them. Many fruitful ministries began to win souls for the kingdom when compassionate people saw a need and met. What God could do through you?Paul, in writing to the Thessalonians, he mentioned that they had been taught by God to love one another (1 Thessalonians 4:9). There was writing to give instructions concerning brotherly love, because they were already practicing (v. 10). Paul simply wanted to encourage them to do more and more (v. 11).
HOW Thessalonians had been taughtBY GOD to love each other?Jesus was his example to show love for one another. Resolvámonos to follow the example of Christ and his command to love one another as He has loved us.
APPLICATIONBe with a group of fellow believers an exchange of ideas about the needs they know they are in the church, in your neighborhood, in schools and in the community. Determine which of those needs can satisfy them. Discuss what can help solve people individually, a Sunday School class or church. Designate one person or small group to investigate further what can be done and to formulate a specific plan. Then put it into practice, in the name of Christ, as an expression of love.
Life tends to beat. Sometimes we begin to feel as if nobody loved us. This lesson has reminded us that God loves us so much. Even when we were sinners. God loved us. Start looking to the Lord and say how you feel. Let your love into the heart and fullness of life. Then, like the psalmist, you can say (Psalm 116:1) "I love the Lord because he hath heard my voice and my supplications." The Lord make you increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men (1 Thessalonians 3:12, 13) "And the Lord make you increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, as we do we do toward you,
13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. "
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