Sermons & Articles

We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone—but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find . . . Joy - Walter Anderson


A loving relationship can only be achieved through trust. 

Scripture: Luke 17:3-4

Take heed to yourselves. “If your brother sins against you, rebuke him, and if he repents forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day return, saying, “I repent” you shall forgive him.

Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’(cf. Deut.19:15) 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

Scripture: Jas 1:22-24

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

Scripture: Exo 34:6-7

6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

Scripture: John 13:34

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

Kinds of people to reach out to: L.O.V.E.

  • Lost – unsaved, unresolved, undecided, unsettled, unholy (lawless)
  • Oppressed – bound, tormented, depressed, discouraged
  • Valueless – discarded, considered as worthless, useless, hopeless and 2nd-rated
  • Errant – wayward, strayed, drifted, misbehaved, condemned

Scripture: John 13:34

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Scripture: Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near (close) to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.