Jesus-like Love (Part 6)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, evil, or injustice, but rejoices with the truth….I was overjoyed to find some of you walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us….Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (1 Cor 13:6; 2 John 4; Rom 12:9) Love was so important to Jesus that shortly …

Jesus-like Love (Part 4)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34-35) Coca Cola, Apple, IBM, FedEx, Nike, and McDonald’s all have famous logos. These trademarks make the products easily identifiable, even if we can’t …

Jesus-like Love (Part 3)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. (John 15:12-14) Max Dunn (1922-2017) was a retired executive and a committed Christ-follower. I never met Max, but what I’ve read tells me …

Jesus-like Love (Part 2)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

We love because He first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. …

Jesus-like Love (Part 1)

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. …

Christ-like Love: Discuss Without Arguing

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Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit Anything which lacks love is worthless in God’s sight and displeasing to Him….This knowledge about which you Corinthians boast, is in the opposite camp to love, for it fills men with arrogance and makes them look contemptuously on their brothers. Love on the other hand moves …

Christ-like Love: Giving and Praying

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you….And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them….Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with …

Christ-like Love: Listening and Speaking

Bob Roane Counseling, Service, Wise living

Used at Belhaven University and in the class: Christ-likeness—The Fruit of the Holy Spirit Our Lord Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”1 Christ brings us eternal life with God through His sinless life, His crucifixion and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His eternal alive-ness, His presence with us, …

Praying for Police (Scriptures to Use)

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Used at a Bible study for Houston Police Department officers and chaplains. Talk of defunding the police is foolish in our fallen world. Law enforcement officers are essential for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. They need our prayers and support! Most of us are aware that the day-to-day work of …