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LOVING UNSELFISHLY

Text Prov. 19:8 Weds. 2-11-15 Sermon Study Preached 2-8-15 TBC  Sun. am service  Pastor Garn

LOVING UNSELFISHLY
vs. 8 "He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul:
he that keepeth understanding shall find good."

Most of the time we have no problem loving ourselves. We try real hard to not hurt ourselves.
Selfish: regarding one's own self-interest, chiefly or solely, influenced actions by a view to private advantage.
This world in it/s passion to live says: I want to live life to its fullest and succeed. God's word says: to succeed we must die, to self to live successfully

II Cor.5: 14 "For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge,
that if one died for all, then were all dead."

The dedicated BABIC we will die to:
A. selfishness. B. pleasing self, C. me-ism.

This is not speaking of physically dying, but dying to the old nature.
Die: means to cease to exist.

I'm dead: A .1 cannot do what I used to do. B. I'm dead I do not act the way I used to.
C. I'm dead, I do not say the things I used to say.
D. I'm dead, I have a different disposition (mind set).

I. EXCEPT IT DIE 1Cor. 15:36
36 "Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:"
1. We cannot properly live for Christ, until we die to selfishness.
This world has it backwards: I want to live life to its fullest because some day I'm going to die. To the BABIC our outlook is: 1 must die, to live right for the LORD !!!

II. BE NOT DECIEVED Gal. 6:7-8
"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."

1. God is not amused, when we think that we play games by pulling the wool over His eyes!

A. God will RETURN 360 to us our actions:
if we sow good; good will return to us,
but if we sow corruption, WATCH OUT because corruption WILL RETURN to us!

B. How can I stop corruption from coming my way? Stop planting it!

III. SELF: IS IT OUR BEST FRIEND, OR OUR WORST ENEMY?

1. Selfishness: A. LOVES Self, B. PLEASES self. C. SEEKS self, D. WANTS gain for self. E.NEGLECFS others,
F. LIVES an inconsistent walk of faith.

2. Unselfishness: A. LOVES OTHER'S, B. PLEASES OTHERS. C. SEEKS OTHERS. D. WANTS GAIN FOR
OTHERS. E. IS DRAWN TO OTHERS.
F. LIVES A CLOSE WALK OF FAITH WITH THE LORD.

IV. LOVE IS OF GOD I Jn. 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God."

God is the designer and originator of love.

Our source of our love is The LORD!

Not serving Christ is not love. Not doing right is not love. Not being open to God is not love.

READ I John 2:5
He can perfect our love!

V. GOD'S WORD IS FOR PEOPLE Matt.4:4
"4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
YES YOU HEARD IT RIGHT !!!! God's word is for unsaved people,
and ALSO FOR SAVED PEOPLE !!!

1. This world does not need more: stocks and bonds, internet, power, properties, government, worldliness, acceptance of sinful life styles, drugs, alcohol, chemicals in your body.

Prov. 19:8 "He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul."

WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS...IS TO BELIEVE GOD'S WORD

God's word will: convict, convince people of their need for Jesus, transform sinful hearts, reprogram minds, BRING REVIVAL of BABIC, revive revival, and make our sins pungent that we will repent, put Jesus back on the throne, dissolve the passion for sin, shake our governments and, break hearts!!!

 

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