Pray for Love

 | July 5, 2009 1:54 PM

July 5 2009
Speaker: Pastor Dave Chae
Series: Lead/Feed/Intercede
Passages: Philippians 1:9-11

Philippians 1:9-11 (King James Version)

9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Main Point:

Pray for Love so that your friends can make godly choices and fulfill God’s will in this generation!

What does the Bible say about mourning?  When Lazarus died even though Jesus knew that Lazarus was going to be resurrected the Bible says Jesus wept.  On the other hand there are other scripture verses like when Jesus said why are you mourning this child is just sleeping?  Maybe Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters and that his weeping was his empathy with his closest friends.

In Jesus’s days if a woman’s hair is not braided she is basically saying I want to sleep with you.  In light of that it is even more scandalous that Jesus’s feet were wiped by a prostitute’s hair.

Approve means to test if something is genuine.  Pastor Dave gave an example if your love is grounded you won’t go to that topless bar with your business associates to win that account.

If we ground our love in the knowledge of God’s word and morals we will fulfill God’s will.

When’s the last time you prayed for a friend’s love to be grounded in scripture and good morals?

Application

  1. Pray for your friend’s love to be grounded in scripture and sound morals.
  2. Learn god’s Promises
  3. “KNOW” your people
  4. … so that they can choose what is best.
  5. … godly decisions
  6. … God’s will in this generation

Pray for Love that is grounded in …

  • Experiential Knowledge of God’s Word and People (1:9b)
  • Depth of Insight – Guided by Morals (1:9n)

… so that your friends can make godly choices and fulfill God’s will in this generation. (1:10b –11a)

“All Because of Jesus”

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