John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Romans 5:5 The love of god has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
1 Pet 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. (IT’S IN OUR DNA)
LOVE IS THE BANNER WE ARE TO CARRY!
I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
CRAZY LOVE – GOD DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE FOR US!
Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
WE ARE DESIGNED TO BE AN EXPRESSION OF GOD’S LOVE!
GOD COMMUNICATES THROUGH PEOPLE.
WE ARE THE MEANS, METHOD, OBJECT, THE DELIEVERY VEHICLE.
JESUS REFERING TO SIGNS OF THE LAST DAYS
Matt 24:12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
TPT There will be such an increase of sin and lawlessness that those whose hearts once burned with passion for God and others will grow cold.
2 Tim 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving
1 Pet 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
2 Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
TPT 2 cor 5:14 For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and motivates us,
Mess 2 Cor 5:13 If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. 14 Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.
LOVE IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SERVICE
1 Cor 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
1 Tim 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
HC Mission statement
Coloring our world with the light of redemption
Shinning with generosity
Matt 5:14 You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
HC Vision statement
A mission minded church; making disciples by teaching the Word of God. The development of a strong church base with excellent worship and ministry to the whole family, and extending its influence into Lubbock, West Texas, and the World.
HC Plan is the strategies we implement to accomplish the vision.
WHO CAN YOU IMPACT?
WHO’S WORLD CAN YOU INVADE WITH LOVE?
ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE YOUR LIFE AWAY AND LOVE OUT LOUD?