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: Matthew 5:33-37.
We are not showing authentic love unless we are intolerant of all the popular perversions of love. Most of the talk about love these days ignores this principle. “Love” has been redefined as a broad tolerance that overlooks sin and embraces good and evil alike. That’s not love; it’s apathy. God’s love is not at all like that. Remember, the supreme manifestation of God’s love is the Cross, where Christ “loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”.
This section has articles especially for youth. The Lord promised that the outpouring of his Spirit will even effect the youth in a wonderful way (Acts 2:17). So the 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.