Keywords: abraham, isaac, ishmael, sacrifice, children, love, adoption
Continuing in the Ten Commandments of Community mini-series, we examine the command to “Love Sacrificially.” In order to love sacrificially, we must first grasp just how deep God’s love is for His children. Utilizing the example of adoption, we see that God has rescued us from the orphanage of death paying a great price that we might know the deep, abiding love that leads to sacrificial action. It is because we are God’s dearly loved children that Paul calls us to imitate our Father and live a life of love. This knowledge of His deep love should change the way we look at each other and spur us on to affection.
The message begins with sixth episode of The Small Group, which also encourages us to love sacrificially.