Invite them to share more of themselves by sharing more of yourself. They are constantly aware of opportunities God is presenting them to disciple, share, love, and comfort. They are opportunities for us to grow in love for someone. You get the idea. What am I allowed to do according to the Scripture? In the beginning of Luke 15, the Pharisees were mocking Christ because he was a friend of sinners. As your neighbor or coworker or classmate learns you are a Christian and begins to have meaningful conversations with you, introduce him to your Christian community.
Like children, athletes, and musicians, we must work again and again at applying Bible principles to become effective in the Lord's work. They are like trees planted by the river, their leaves never fade. This leads to having the wrong friendships and the wrong dating relationships. Lawrence, Bibliotheca Sacra , Vol.
It is used in the context of doing the will of God Col. What are further characteristics of this love? When a person works out, the muscles are stretched and fatigued by carrying a certain load. Because with the mind you only need to understand. They may start off on fire for the Lord, but lose their zeal.
The first mark of a mature Christian is continually abounding in love. However, immature Christians are not filled with fruits of righteousness. Paul wanted to suffer and die like Christ. It also includes knowing where he is going, what is really important to him, and what he appreciates. Are you growing in the knowledge of God—growing in intimacy with him? How does that compare to biblical love?