June 17, 2018
1 Peter 1:22 – 2:1 (English Standard Version)
22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
1So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
Additional Scriptures used in this sermon:
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Ephesians 4:2 (New American Standard Bible)
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
1 Peter 5:14
14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
Romans 12:10 (New American Standard Bible)
14 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
Romans 15:5 (New American Standard Bible)
5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
Romans 15:7 (New American Standard Bible)
7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 11:33
33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another
15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
Galatians 5:26 (New American Standard Bible)
26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
James 5:9 (New American Standard Bible)
9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Philippians 2:3 (New American Standard Bible)
3 Do nothing from aselfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Ephesians 5:21 (New American Standard Bible)
21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
1 Peter 5:5
5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
Romans 14:13 (New American Standard Bible)
13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.
2 Corinthians 13:12
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
1 Corinthians 7:5 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
5 Do not deprive one another sexually—except when you agree for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
2 Corinthians 13:11
11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Hebrews 10:24 (New American Standard Bible)
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
1 Peter 4:9 (New American Standard Bible)
9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
1 John 4:19-21
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
6 A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades. When the breath of the Lord blows upon it. Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades. But the word of our God stands forever.
Romans 5:8 (New American Standard Bible)
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:13
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”