Stirring the Fire of Love
10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Be devoted to one another in love.
- We choose to love
- In what ways am I subtly racist?
Honor one another above yourselves.
- Develop relationships
- It’s not being ‘politically correct: it’s about being Christlike.
- In what ways do we subconsciously view ourselves as better than someone else?
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
- Let the love of Christ direct your actions.
Be joyful in hope,
Patient in affliction,
Faithful in prayer.
“God, let me be devoted to others in love. Let me
honor (insert person’s name) above my prejudices or
pain. Lord help me to never be lacking in zeal, but
faithful over the long haul.”
Randy Reese is the Co-Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC
Debbie Reese is the Co-Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC