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  • Bayo Afolaranmi
    Dearly Beloved, LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2006
      Dearly Beloved,


      "Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as
      a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:2, NIV).

      "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God" (1 John
      4:7, NIV).

      Christians are called upon to live a life of love as Jesus Christ lived and
      laid down His life for us on the cross. Paul, in Ephesians 4:25-5:2,
      highlighted how we can live this life of love: we must put aside falsehood
      and speak truthfully to our neighbors; we must not allow the devil to make
      use of us in our anger; instead of stealing other people's properties, we
      should work with our hands and be ready to share our resources with others;
      we should "get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander,
      along with every form of malice" (verse 31, NIV); we should be kind and
      compassionate with others; we should be ready to forgive those that offend
      us; and we should be imitators of God who "causes His sun to rise on the
      evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous"
      (Matthew 5:45, NIV). This is love in action.

      Are you living a life of love? There is no way you can call yourself a
      Christian or child of God if you are not living a life of love that
      demonstrates all the highlighted points above.

      "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For
      anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God,
      whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God
      must also love his brother" (1 John 4:20-21, NIV).

      Live a life of love!

      In His service,

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

      "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have
      sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,
      whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS
      GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).

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