Sep 10, 2023 ‐ How Do I Love?

Welcome – Pastor Stuart

Call to Worship Online Minister Ernie

Opening Hymn – O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing- #57

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying – #2193

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Anthem – Oh, How He Loves You – The Lakeview Choir

Scripture – Joe Gosha

Offering – Pastor Stuart

Hymn of Preparation – The Servant Song – #2222

Message – How Do I Love? ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – Sent Forth by Gods Blessing – #664

Announcements – Pastors Dave & Pastor Stuart

Benediction & Response – Holy, Holy Spirit

Postlude – Sing a New Song of Joy – Patricia Howard

Galatians 5:13-23 – New Revised Standard Version

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become enslaved to one another.

14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

15 If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

16 Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

17 For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want.

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, debauchery,

20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions,

21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

Galatians 5 says do not use freedom as opportunity for self‐indulgence, but through love become slaves to 1 another. The whole law is summed up: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Paul reminds us that love is putting someone else first. This is the way of Jesus. We love by taking a direct interest in someone else. It’s about caring for people across our differences. To love is to reach & go the extra mile.

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