The one thing Christians can’t afford to mess up…

Love is the one thing you can’t mess up, especially in front of your non-church friends.  Not to bog you down, just to wet your whistle, read this (<<< that means click this link).

Without love, solid apologetics will seem gaudily judgmental.

Without love, your simple mistakes will be labeled hypocrisy.

Without love, honest reproach will be spitefully resisted.

Without love, the Bible will seem like a bunch of rules.

Without love, Jesus will never be more than a sage.

Without love, it will be impossible to fully articulate the truth of the cross.

Without love, “Religion” will be set against “Relationship”.

Without love, people will see the boundaries instead of the core.

Without love, people’s guards will stay up.

Without love, a church will become a club for insiders.

Without love, we won’t be all that different from everyone else.

Mess this up, and there’s not much else you can do.

4 thoughts on “The one thing Christians can’t afford to mess up…

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  3. Tyler,
    Great sermon last night!
    It’s true, we Christians are so quick to judge, throw stones, without love, not realizing the negative ripple effect of that judgment and possibly the scar left by the stone we threw. I appreciate your sharing your hurt about the college friend. And yes, I think we were getting it last night. I think a lot of thinking was going on. 🙂

  4. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”- 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (NIV)

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