Gregg Bing - June 21, 2020

What the World Needs Now is Love

What the World Needs Now is Love

Our world and our country is divided in so many ways: politically, racially, financially, even religiously. We see strife, envy, and hatred directed at one another rather than respect and love. What the world really needs now is love, but the problem is that most people do not know God and are not capable of genuinely loving one another, because love is of God. The primary problem in the world is a spiritual problem, which is where the Church comes in. The Church is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ as Savior. We do know God, therefore we are capable of showing forth love to others. Who are we to love? As Jesus told the Pharisees, we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, but we are also to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. And who is our neighbor? Based on Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan, we are to love any who are in need, which includes all people without regard to politics, social position, finances, or race. We are all of one blood, all descended from Adam, thus we are to show compassion and kindness to any who are hurting and in need. Right now the black community is hurting because of the racism and injustice they have faced for so long and are in need of our love and compassion . The ones who can and should rise up in support of them and show them love is first and foremost the Church. In our next message, we will examine what the nature of our love for one another should look like.

Scripture References: Luke 10:29-37, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 22:36-40, Ephesians 5:1-2, 1 John 4:7-10

From Series: "What the World Needs Now is Love"

We live in a world that is divided over so many issues: a global pandemic, racial equality, moral issues, social issues, politics, and religion. The divisions have become so intense that the world seems filled with envy, jealousy, enmity, and violence toward one another. Few treat others with respect, kindness, or love. Love is clearly the greatest need, but not the type of love the world thinks of. We need the type of love that comes only from God. This series deals with why type of love is missing from the world, where it comes from, and how it should be shown by those who know God through Jesus Christ.

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