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"Zealous Zeal" by Bob Donohue
Date: 2019-03-31
Text: Romans 12:9-13
Series: Romans
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2019-03-31 • Bob Donohue • Romans 12:9-13
     

2 Corinthians 2:8 — I beg you to reaffirm your love for [one another].
Galatians 5:13 — Through love serve one another.
Ephesians 5:2 — Walk in love.
Philippians 1:9 — May your love abound more and more.
Colossians 2:2 — May your hearts be knit together in love.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 — …increase and abound in love for one another.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 — May the Lord direct your hearts to… love.
1 Timothy 1:5 — The aim of our charge is love.
2 Timothy 1:1 — Follow the… faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Titus 2:2 — Be sober-minded, self-controlled, sound in love…
Philemon 1:9 — …for love’s sake, I appeal to you…

1. Non-Hypocritical Love
2. Familial Love
3. Boiling Love

John 2:5, 16-17 — And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a… den of robbers.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

God is not mainly interested in a willpower religion or a willpower morality. Choosing is not enough. It doesn’t signal deep moral transformation… The battle of Christian living is a battle mainly to get our emotions changed, not just our behavior. — John Piper

4. Slaving Love

Luke 6:32-36 — If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

5. Sharing Love