Reciprocating Love

Reciprocating Love

Sermon Outline

  • Nothing costs so little, goes so far, and accomplishes so much as a single act of loving with no expectations.
  • Moral indignation never led anyone to Christ but love without expectations has.
  • Do you love like the Master?

Today’s Scriptures

32 If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!

33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!

34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.
Luke 6:32-34 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: A man had two sons.

12 The younger son told his father, I want my share of your estate now before you die. So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

13 A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.

14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve.

15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs.

16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.

17 When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!

18 I will go home to my father and say, Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,

19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.

20 So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

Luke 15:11-20 New Living Translation (NLT)

8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8 New Living Translation (NLT)