INTRO: Characteristics of the Fathers Kingdom Family:
. Together, they gather with Jesus as their primaryFocus.
. Together, they share the same Father, Son and Spirit as their primaryBond in Worship.
. Together, they work toward the Expansion of His Kingdom as their primaryMission for the Lord
WORD POWER: Love (agape)- it’s an unconquerable goodwill that ALWAYS seeks the highest good of the other person.
ANALYSIS/APPLICATION: How Did Jesus Love?
1. Jesus Esteemed all people.
"For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."John 3:16
"He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed."Is 53:3-5
2. Jesus Embraced all People
"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:26-28
Christian love is the most costly investment you will ever make.
3. Jesus Endured for all people.
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2