The Proof of Your Love For Jesus Is Keeping His Words – Pastor Chris
In continuation of the message on the the power of love in pursuit of purpose, our Man of God, Pastor Chris explained that the proof of loving Jesus Christ is in keeping His words. “Do you keep His words. That’s the proof of your love.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Pastor stated that love never fails, that it doesn’t stop and that we should be clear about what we believe. “Why are you a partner? It can’t just be that it’s a nice thing. Why are you a partner? When He wins one, He makes that one a partner in what He does. Winning, building and sending. That’s the mandate. To win, to build and to send. That’s how the gospel got to us.”
At this point, the atmosphere was charged with excitement as Pastor continued… “As a teenager, I wrote that I was born to be the answer to the cry of many. My purpose was clear. I know what I’m living for. I have a purpose. A definite purpose. When you’re a child of God, there’s a definite purpose for you. You’re an original. Nobody can ever be like you. Become God’s best for you. Anyone else is fake. I’m original. Can you imagine, with over 5 billion people on earth there are no duplicates of fingerprints or voice chords. God can’t mix it up.”
How do millions of birds find their different babies, Pastor continued, they don’t even clash in the air. “Apply God’s word for yourself. You’re made from and by the word. The material for making you is the word of God. If you work in the light of His word, it’s impossible for you to fail”.
The auditorium was thrown into an ecstatic frenzy with virtually nobody remaining in their seats… “I’m a success. I’m a success. Yes, I’m a success. When you realize that He reproduced you as a success, you will not be bothered about competition which is for the ignorant. Your only competition is outdoing your past”
“I’m a success. I’m heaping success upon success. I’m set on course that I must follow. I was born for the glory of God and I know it. I’m determined to bring Him glory.”
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-16 NIV
“I’m driven, compelled, motivated by His love. He died for all. We no longer live for myself. He died for me. The life I live now is for Him. I don’t know anybody after the flesh. It’s a spiritual life now. I’m a new man. I don’t look at the flesh now. When I look at you, it’s got to be for Jesus. If you’re not living for Jesus, you’re sunk.”