WWJD Part 1
Message Summary: The most powerful commandments we are given is to love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself. In this day and age, how we love others is often up for debate, and can be mistaken for something else depending on how our intentions are received. However, it is difficult to misinterpret when our love is shown in actions. Love is never proven with words alone, but through action. One of the greatest testimonies of our love for God is when Christians show their love through action by meeting practical needs in the name of Jesus.
James 2:26 says, “Faith without works is dead.” We are created to do good works! God has prepared us in advance to do these good works. (Ephesians 2:10)
We can commit to asking ourselves: What would Jesus do! (W.W.J.D.)
- What are some ways the Jesus showed love through action?
- How have you shown love to your fellow man in the last week? What action did this involve?
- What excuses do we tell ourselves to avoid doing what God has asked us to do. What are the obstacles you have faced in showing others love? What excuses do you tend to tell yourself?
- How can we show love through our actions in the coming week? Name 2-3 ways you can show love through action this next week.
John 14:15 (NIV) – If you love me, keep my commands.
1 John 3:18 (NIV) – Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) – For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Galatians 6:7-10 (NIV) – Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
2 Corinthians 5:10 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.