In the section Living Word we want to provide sermon outlines to help pastors in the preparation for their important and central task of preaching. We try to provide help in the exposition and the application of the text. This week: John 15:9-12.
Love is vital to the covenant relationship which we enjoy with God. God Himself is love (I John 4:8). Love is the moving cause for our salvation: "in love, having predestinated us unto the adoption of children" (Eph. 1:5). "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son" (John 3:16). The work of the Holy Spirit within us produces a loving response, "Abba, Father" (Gal. 4:6). Love is what salvation is all about.
This section has articles specifically for youth. The Lord promised that the outpouring of his Spirit will affect even the youth in a wonderful way (Acts 2:17). Therefore, youth will also be interested to learn what it means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.
You can find material here that is suitable for Bible study. The purpose of these articles is to give an overview of longer Bible passages, and is suitable for personal or group Bible study. Some of the Bible studies have questions that can be used for discussion.