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The Love of Christ Controls Me

love of christTITLE: The Love of Christ Controls Me

SUBJECT: Christ’s Love

PROPOSITION: The love of Christ controls me 1) To treat people with dignity and respect, 2) To be a living sacrifice by humbling myself, and 3) To overcome the ambition of selfish desires.

OBJECTIVE: The hearer will learn how the love of Christ controls the life of the Christian to act in a respectful, humble, and selfless way.

AIM:

INTRODUCTION:

1. Read: 2 Corinthians 5:14 – “For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died.”

2. About the Text:

1) The love of Christ was show in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

2) Rom.5:6-8 – “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly….”

3) With the love of Christ, we are a constant reflection of Christ’s sacrifice in a living way.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: The Love of Christ controls me . . .

I.   To treat other people with dignity and respect.

1. How do I treat people with dignity and respect? (Read Luke 19:1-10).

2. What do I do when other people act wrong? (Read John 8:1-11).

3. What do I do when other people wrong me? (Read Romans 12:17-21).

II.  To be a living sacrifice by humbling myself before others.

1. What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? (Read Romans 12:1-3).

2. How do I humble myself before others? (Read John 13:4-15).

3. What is the mindset that I should have? (Read Philippians 2:5-11).

III. To overcome the ambition of selfish desires.

1. What is the ambition of selfish desire? (Read James 3:14-16).

2. How do I overcome the ambition of selfish desire? (Read Galatians 5:16-25).

3. Where do I set my mind to do this? (Read Colossians 3:1-3).

CONCLUSION:

1. The Love of Christ controls me . . .

1) To treat people with dignity and respect.

2) To be a living sacrifice by humbling myself before others.

3) To overcome the ambition of selfish desire.

2. Invitation