by Rick Ferguson

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A Solid Place to Stand: A Doctrinal Survey Of The Book Of Romans (38 of 42)
Living a Life Driven by Supernatural Love
Rick Ferguson
Romans 12:9-21

Introduction: In 1 Corinthians 13:13 the Bible says "Now abide faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is . . . LOVE."

" . . .THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE" (1 Cor. 13:13)

OPENING QUESTION: Let's do a "Word Association Test" this morning . . .

If non-Christians were asked, "What one word comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Christian,' how do you think they would answer that word association test?

What one word do you hear non-Christians most often using to describe Christians they know? __________

• Wouldn't it be something if the one word most non-Christians used in describing the Christians they knew was the word Love.
• I wonder if it would revolutionize the effectiveness of our witness if we were living our lives in such a radical, self-less way that when non-believers thought of "Christians" the first word they would associate with Christians is the word love.

The supreme Christian virtue is the virtue of LOVE . . .
• radical,
• supernatural,
• Holy-Spirit imparted love.
• The same kind of love that permeated and characterized everything Jesus Christ did or said.
• The same kind of love that defines the very nature of God Himself . . . The Bible says, "God is love." (1 Jn.4:8)

This radical, supernatural Love is the "attention-getting" testimony of Christians to the world. It is our primary and most powerful tool of evangelism.

• More effective than giving away gospel tracts
• More effective than brandishing a Christian bumper sticker
• More effective than stadium crusades
• More effective than Christian bill-boards
• More effective than anything
Is the daily outworking of radical, supernatural, self-less, self-sacrificing LOVE.

Text: John 13:35

Do you know what the best badge of identity you can wear in order to be a witness to unbelievers i ...

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