The Gospel of Love   3 comments

Gospel of Love

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1 Jno. 3, 18

I.

Ours [is] a gospel of new attitudes, of love, [and] general good will.  It unites men to God and to each other.  Divisions and strife have no place.  “Where there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free,” but brethren all in Christ.

II.

Respect for personality as sacred in the sight of God.  Hence purity of conduct and of desire are exalted and lust not tolerated.

The higher values of life magnified faith, love, righteousness, loyalty, integrity, and service.  Such a strong grasp of these spiritual, moral values, such devotion to Christ, that becomes courageous men in the face of death itself.

III.

Brotherly care for one another.  “One is our Master, were Christ, and all ye are brethren.”  If one member suffers, all suffer with it.  Like the good Samaritan, we want to help those who are in trouble.  Here is “a whole world of sympathy and love.”

IV.

Hence the desire of the church today to aid those who suffer–the homeless, bombed, dispossessed people, suffering and dying from famine, filled with black despair.  Now we can do something about it.  The church is calling us to do the heroic thing.  A great opportunity to manifest our love for them.  Who can say no?  The distressed stand at our door.

“Ye fed me,” etc.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted March 10, 2014 by neatnik2009 in 1-3 John, George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L

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