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Radical Love - by Michael Phillips
Study in Luke - Part 20 of 94
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Luke 6:27-36
May 19, 2002 am - The Christian life is built on love-love for God and love for man. The first and greatest commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind". The second commandment is like it-the Lord said, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself". Pop music says that love is easy. But as much as I like silly little love songs, the message they carry is not true. Affection and desire are easy, but love isn't. Love, you see is an act of giving. We give ourselves and what we have to others. We give without demanding repayment; we give without expecting thanks; at times, we even give knowing we'll get the opposite in return. But love we must. And love we will. Because God is love and by the work of His Spirit, He puts some of His love in our souls. We're to fan that love like the embers of a campfire, fan it until it burns with heat and light. This brings us to the middle of our Lord's great sermon. In the first part, He reminds us of what a privilege it is to be His disciple. The poorest disciple is rich right now; the hungriest, saddest, and most rejected believer will soon be satisfied, happy, and fully accepted. With the great ... More >>>


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