From this Day Forward – Put on Love
“Out of one hundred men, one will read the Bible, the other ninety-nine will read the Christian." D.L Moody
The analogy of putting on clothes
- Put On the Love of Christ Daily (3:12-14)
Showing off the “designer label” of Jesus Christ in our lives:
Compassion Mt 9:35-36, Mk 1:40-41 Kindness Lk 19:5 Humility Phil 2:5-8 Gentleness I Pet 2:23 Patience Jn 14:6-11, Jn 20:24-29 Forgiveness Lk. 23:33-34
- Let The Peace of Christ Rule (umpire) in your heart (3:15)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. ... Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (Jn. 14:27)
- Let the Word of Christ Dwell in you (3:16)
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Ps 119:11)
“Because we have experienced the grace of Christ, we want to live for Him.
Because we have enjoyed the peace of Christ, we want to Obey Him.
Because we have been enriched by the Word of Christ, we want to honor and glorify Him.” (Warren Wiersbe)