Love Is A Motion | John Richardson
1. Christ-Followers should be the most non-judgmental people in the world.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
2. Christ-Followers should be OUT THERE, not just IN HERE.
The Gospels recorded 132 contacts Jesus had with people
6 were in the Temple.
4 were in Synagogues.
122 were with people in their daily walks of life- homes, marketplaces, mountains, lakes, roads, etc.
Don’t invite people to church- invite yourself to leave the church and be with people.
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. 13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. 14 When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?
to walk in a straight course
metaph. to act uprightly
3. Christ-Followers should be known by their love for others.
Colossians 3:14- Above all else- clothe yourselves in love.