Christians, Do You Have Real Love?
By David M. Kowalke, Jr. | @hongkongkowalke | TRINICY.org
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to consider the elements of what makes love real. For the past few months, TRINICY Contributor David Kowalke has been hard at work on a three-part article series on this very subject. Check out the video teasers, the article outlines, and the link to the full articles below!
Pssst... Make sure to scroll to the very end to read a very special dedication message.
part i: relational pattern, faith, & freedom
Part 1 Main Points
THE DIVINE BLUEPRINT FOR RELATIONSHIPS (RELATIONAL PATTERN)
1 Corinthians 3:9: “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
THE FOUNDATION CALLED “JESUS” (RELATIONAL FAITH)
1 Corinthians 3:11: “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
WALL #1 CALLED “FORGIVENESS” (RELATIONAL FREEDOM)
Ephesians 4:31-32: “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
Read the full Part I article HERE.
part iI: relatonal example & balance
Part II Main Points
WALL #2 CALLED “GRACE & TRUTH” (RELATIONAL EXAMPLE)
John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
WALL #3 CALLED “PRIORITIES” (RELATIONAL BALANCE)
Colossians 3:22, 23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Read the full Part II article HERE.
part III: relational mandate & success
Part III Main Points
WALL #4 CALLED "AGAPE" (RELATIONAL MANDATE)
John 13: 34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even [just] as I have loved you, that you love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
THE ROOF CALLED BLESSING (RELATIONAL SUCCESS)
1 Peter 2:4-5: "Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
Read the full Part III article HERE.
This three-part article is dedicated to my wife Cindy, who has persisted with me for 43 years. Her strength, patience and example of love has been to me my courage, my hope, and my vision of Jesus in this life. Thank you. I love you.
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