In the last message of our Advent Conspiracy theme, Todd spoke on “Loving All”. The four themes for the Advent Conspiracy were Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More and Love All.

LOVE ALL

“Let love be your highest goal!”  1 Corinthians 14:1a

“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’  The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.’  Mark 12:30-31

“And do everything with love.”  1 Corinthians 16:14

THE SOURCE OF ALL LOVE

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”  1 John 4:7-8

“We love each other because he loved us first.”  1 John 4:19a

“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.  God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”  1 John 4:16

CHRISTMAS IS A LOVE STORY

GOD’S PLAN WAS TO LOVE US

“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”  Ephesians 1:4

“The Lord is good to everyone.  He showers compassion on all his creation.All of your works will thank you, Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you.”  Psalm 145:9-10

WE REJECTED HIS LOVE

“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6

GOD CAME TO WOO US BACK

“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.”  1 John 4:9

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”  Luke 19:10

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

“For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5:19

THE STEPS TO LOVING ALL

IT IS A CHOICE

“You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”  Deuteronomy 30:20

IT IS AN ACTION

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”  1 John 3:18

IT IS A SKILL

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.”  1 John 4:7

IT IS A HABIT

“If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!”  Luke 6:32

“Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.”  Hebrews 13:1

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