Messy: Loving Others Isn’t Easy
This four-week series examines the command to “Love your neighbor as yourself” and its uses throughout the Bible. Loving others isn’t easy. It requires selflessness and intentionality. Starting in the Old Testament, and moving through the Gospels and Paul’s letters, this series looks at how God expects us to fulfill this command today. Each week’s discussion considers the different aspects of love as depicted in that particular text. The topics include: justice, forgiveness, mercy, salvation, and self-sacrifice. “Messy” culminates in an appeal to receive Christ’s love ourselves and to share it with those around us. This is a great talking set to help your people step into a season of personal and church-wide evangelism. All four weeks in this series come with a passage, topic, and “big idea” of the sermon. Also included under each week is a list of ideas, illustrations, and talking points to help you prepare for your message. Our aim is for this guide to spark your imagination, assist you in planning your sermon, as well as offer a boost to your study time.