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Messages with tag - Love

Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 50 secs
What does it mean to make the unity of the spirit a priority in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit establishes the unity of the body of Christ but that we have the responsibility to maintain it by growing to spiritual maturity. Hear a review of the characteristics of Christian love and how it contributes to this unity. Learn the meaning of the bond of peace and see the importance of discernment in dealing with worldviews that seek to divide believers.
Sun, Jul 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you ready for a challenge? If so, listen to this message to learn how to become someone who loves others the way Christ loves us. Hear the characteristics of biblical love listed in 1 Corinthians 13 and see that without love none of our Christian service has value. Find out that it’s impossible to produce Christian love in ourselves by trying, but only when we’re studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit can it be produced in our lives.

Dr. Dean recommends you also listen to a complementary lesson in his 1 Corinthians series to add to your understanding of this passage. 1 Corinthians #085.

Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 11 secs
Do all believers walk worthy of their position in Christ? Listen to this message to learn that only believers who are growing spiritually are able to walk worthy. Find out the meaning of long-suffering or patience and the role of self control to produce it in our lives. See the importance of “putting up” with others, which can only be accomplished by the Holy Spirit in us. Be challenged by our need to ramp up everything in our spiritual lives in light of the times in which we live.
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 3:16-17 & John 15:1-10
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 26 secs
What is the primary evidence that someone is a maturing believer in Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn how believers can come to comprehend they have been rooted and grounded in God’s love by means of the Holy Spirit. Find out the difference between Christ’s indwelling and His being at home in a believer. See what it means to abide in Christ and Him in us.
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 3 secs
What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of “ceasing”. See the role of gratitude for God and His Word and how it helps us to rejoice always. Find out about three foundational virtues and what enables us to endure the difficult times in our life. Discover how we can be thankful to God in all circumstances and for all things, even painful and unpleasant ones. Be reminded of the importance of memorizing Scripture.
Sun, May 20, 2018
Passage: John 21:1-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
What character trait does the Apostle John stress is the most important in his books? Listen to this lesson to see that love is the one that is emphasized. See how the Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us by not only laying down His life but by supplying all our needs, both physical and spiritual. Hear how Jesus used four synonyms in asking Peter if he loved Him. Understand that it is only by learning God’s Word and obeying it that we can grow spiritually and love God.
Thu, May 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
You’ve got to be kidding! Does God really expect me to love everyone? Listen to this lesson to learn that this love is not something we have to manufacture on our own. See that this is supernatural and is based on God’s righteousness and justice. Find out that it can only be produced in us when we are walking by the Spirit. Learn what the Old Testament teaches about love. See how parents show Biblical love to their children by setting boundaries and how rearing good children is a way of loving your neighbor. Hear Paul show us that without love, everything we do in the Christian life is worthless.
Thu, May 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
“What is this thing called love?” Listen to this message to hear that the Bible teaches that love is not an emotion but a mental attitude. Hear a number of principles that define biblical love and see that it is never permissiveness. When we are tempted to wonder why a loving God allows suffering, see that we need to redefine our concept of love and that God’s righteousness, justice, and love work together. Find out the distinction between believers and disciples.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 & Isaiah 41:10
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 1 sec
When’s the last time you caved into fear or anxiety? The Bible tells us over and over not to fear. If you’re wondering how this is possible, listen to this lesson to find the only surefire solutions to fear. See that the first thing we must do to live fearlessly is to accept Christ as our Savior. Then, as a Christian, we have to focus on the character of God. Learn about the many promises that tell us God will always take care of us no matter what is happening. Learn to relax and face life by moving toward spiritual maturity and have the assurance that we have nothing to fear in this life or the next.
Sun, May 18, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:43-48
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 16 secs
If we only love those who love us, then how are we Christians any different from others? Listen to this lesson to learn what Jesus taught His disciples about the importance of love in the Sermon on the Mount. Inquire about two types of love in the Bible and see that loving our neighbor includes our enemies and those who treat us cruelly. Examine the positive and beneficial actions we can take to show our love for others. Understand that it is impossible to love others this way by our own efforts. Accept that this love comes as a by-product of a life spent walking by means of the Holy Spirit and learning and applying God's Word.